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Standards & Relevant Legislation for Automatic Doors in Australia

Standards & Relevant Legislation for Automatic Doors in Australia

Building & Construction - Automatic Doors

Commercial Preventative Maintenance Legislation FAQ

What sort of doors are subject to the Australian Standards servicing requirements?

*Automatic sliding, Automatic swing operated, bi-fold and access doors are regulated by the Building and Construction code.

How often should preventative maintenance occur?

Australian Standards recommended these doors are serviced a minimum of 3 times per annum, or as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. (Which may be more frequent in some instances)

What should we look for when selecting service providers for our asset maintenance?

When selecting your service provider, you should ensure that they have an up-to-date OHS management system in place, the legislative requirements are met at each inspection/service and are completed and lodged with the correct compliance records, and asset registers and safety and security checks are completed. You should also ensure that they give you a backup of records for a minimum of 7 years as per regulatory requirements.

What else is required to ensure we are meeting regulations and compliance?

Ideally, a copy of your building’s asset registers should be readily available, not only on your internal records but also by your service provider. This should be a working document that is updated following any preventative maintenance completed and be kept for a period of no less than 7 years.

What is a working asset register?

Your working asset register becomes part of your OHS responsibility. * Guardian Doors maintains a full working asset register with online, real-time reporting and registration of requirements per asset, as well as maintaining a full asset list and ID codes for each. Guardian Doors keep critical parts available for instances where downtime is not an option.

Where can I find details of the relevant legislative procedure for automatic doors?

 

Is Roller Door and Roller Shutter preventative maintenance required by Law or legislation?

Yes, the WA OH&S Regulations Act 1996 – operational plant is applicable to all roller doors and roller shutters, also referred to as ‘operational plant’ as they are torsion powered, this requirement is a mandatory requirement under the OHS act and not just a recommendation or guideline.

What is the required frequency of preventative maintenance for roller door and roller shutters?

Roller shutters and roller door service requirements are mandatory and contained in the below regulations for servicing at least twice per annum.

What should we look for when selecting service providers for our asset maintenance?

As with automatic door servicing, preventative maintenance needs to be carried out with the completion of all compliance reports and safety checks. Roller doors and roller shutters pose more of a safety risk than automatic access doors due to the weight nature of power and therefore present a much higher risk of an accident occurring. Once servicing is completed, a sticker should be displayed on each door/shutter noting the asset number.

What else is required to ensure we are meeting regulations and compliance?

Ideally, A copy of your building’s asset registers should be readily available, not only on your internal records but also by your service provider. This should be a working document that is updated following any preventative maintenance completed and be kept for a period of no less than 7 years.

What happens if a door or shutter does not pass the safety requirements as per compliance requirements?

Doors or shutters deemed to be in dangerous condition are likely to fail and cause an incident; these are to be tagged ‘out of service’ and not used until the repair has been completed or the door made safe.

Where can I find details of the relevant legislative procedure for roller shutters and roller doors?

WA OH&S Regulations Act 1996 – operational plant