HQI's High Performance Door Division is proud to use SafedoorPM, a planned maintenance and safety complaince program designed specifically for commercial doors and dock equipment. SafedoorPM allows our technicians to efficiently address maintenance issues, ensure your door meets Occupational Health & Safety standards, provide a complete record of all services, and design a prevenative service schedule tailored to you. Check out the video below for an explanation on how SafedoorPM works, and follow the links to see what HQI and SafedoorPM can do for your dock equipment, high-performance doors, and overhead doors.
Do Your Overhead Doors Comply with OSHA Law?
Even though overhead door systems are very common, they are almost always overlooked as safety hazards, even in organizations with excellent safety programs.
But this oversight can have catastrophic consequences as commercial overhead doors are heavy, hang high in the air, are dynamic, and often operate in building openings where there is pedestrian traﬀic.
To operate reliably and meet OSHA standards, your overhead doors must be properly maintained and configured with safety devices. We use SafedoorPM to take care of your door systems. Here’s why:
- ►SafedoorPM ensures your doors receive the right maintenance, to the right standards, at the right times. Our PM work plans are benchmarked to manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practices, because these are the standards that matter.
- ►SafedoorPM is designed to comply with OSHA regulations, and specifically addesses important safety devices and accessories such as sensing edges and photo-eyes.
- ►SafedoorPM keeps your PM costs down. SafedoorPM’s mobile app helps our service technicians work more productively by putting all the PM information they need at their fingertips.
- ►You’ll always have detailed PM records, securely stored in the Cloud. SafedoorPM makes record-keeping truly no-hassle, and gives you the critical back-up you need if there is ever an incident.
We'll properly care for your doors... affordably
During a SafedoorPM, we will inspect, check, lubricate, tighten, balance, and test your doors, operators and safety accessories. All mechanical and structural elements, settings, and controls will be assessed and graded. We’ll pay special attention to safety devices to ensure your doors are compliantly configured, and that all safety devices are functioning properly.
We’ll provide you with detailed inspection records that clearly identify any corrective work needed to address critical safety hazards or operational problems. Any corrective service work will proceed only with your authorization. Quotations and estimates are provided.
To ensure your doors remain properly cared for, we’ll recommend an ongoing PM schedule, keep track of the PM calendar, and contact you as the next PM interval approaches.
All of your PM records will be securely stored on SafedoorPM’s cloud-based Customer Portal, where you can access them 24/7.
Overhead doors systems are subject to OSHA compliance standards, specifically Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970. State OSH Plans may impose additional standards. Section 5(a)(1) has been used as the basis for overhead door-related OSHA citations and penalties, and OSHA enforcement has cited improperly maintained and/or installed door systems as well as the absence of entrapment devices as causing unacceptable exposure to “Crushing” or “Struck-by” hazards. Below are several examples:
- “… overhead garage doors did not have a safety device edge, door stop sensors and proper signage.”
- “… two 14 foot wide overhead garage doors did not have a safety device edge or door stop sensors.”
- “… employer failed to ensure that the overhead door in Bay #3 was adequately constructed and adjusted to prevent it from coming oﬀ the track.”
OSHA abatement typically instructs to “hire a professional to install the safety devices and conduct periodic inspections.