SafedoorPM is an award-winning planned maintenance (PM) and safety compliance program for commercial and industrial door and dock systems.
HQI’s High Performance Door Division is proud to use SafedoorPM. 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
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:
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.
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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:
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What you need to know
What You Need to Know
Because of their size and weight, many commercial overhead doors are equipped with motorized, electric operators. The most common type is a hoist (jackshaft) operator, which mounts near the torsion assembly and opens/closes the door by rotating the torsion shaft.
What You Need to Know
- Entrapment devices are a critical safety component of motorized door systems. Their proper specification, installation and function are a core safety and compliance concern. Wherever reasonably practicable, doors should be equipped with monitored entrapment devices.
- Modes of control affect entrapment device standards.
The more hands-off the door’s operation (e.g., automatic timer control), the higher the standard for entrapment devices.
- All operator manufacturers call for (at a minimum) monthly checks of entrapment devices. These checks should be a routine part of a safety program.