Service & Maintenance
Several European standards, regulations and directives stipulate that powered operated doors (including pedestrian doorsets as well as industrial, commercial, garage doorsets, gates, shutters and / or loading docks) must be maintained and inspected, at least once a year. In addition, in many countries in Europe there are additional national requirements for the maintenance and inspection of power operated doors. The legislative framework for the responsibility to maintain is currently not well known within customers and with the building owners.
As a result of this, approximately 60 - 70% of the power operated doors in operation are not maintained at the moment. This causes unneeded risks for users and owners, because the owner is responsible for the safety of the function of the door.
European door industry and European doors associations have a moral and legal obligation to inform the customers about their responsibilities for preventive maintenance and inspections.The owner must understand that regular maintenance, repair and upgrades of power operated doors will improve the safety, reliability and quality of power operated doors.
Training Matrix – competent service engineer
E.D.S.F. is going to convince EU-authorities that the legislation on maintenance all over Europe needs to be harmonized. With a regularly service, which is based on written legislation standard and conducted by well trained service staff, many accidents with doors and gates could be avoided. In addition, E.D.S.F wants to convince EU - authorities to develop standards and legislation to modernize or upgrade the existing powered operated doors of older generations of technology, to the safety level of today´s standard.
E.D.S.F. recommends a regularly service for commercial and private utilization, which should be conducted at minimum once a year for all powered operated doors (including pedestrian doorsets as well as industrial, commercial, garage doorsets, gates, shutters and / or loading docks). Fire-doors should be maintained twice a year!
Regularly maintenance and modernization solutions for different types of power operated doors keep the equipment up to date, extend its life-expectancy, ensure safety and an uninterrupted flow of people and goods through the buildings. A well-functioning door also reduces the loss of warm or cool air from the building and making it more energy efficient.