FIRE & EGRESS DOOR INSPECTIONS

ENSURING SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENTS

Allmar is a recognized champion of the Door and Hardware Institute’s Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection (FDAI) program

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Ongoing inspection and maintenance of fire and egress doors by a skilled professional helps prevent loss of life and reduces property damage. Allmarʼs certified Fire Door Assembly Inspectors (CFDAIs) work to create safe and secure environments for your new or already established building. Allmar is a recognized champion of the Door and Hardware Institute’s Fire and Egress Door Assembly Inspection (FDAI) program, combining education, certification, risk management, and advocacy.

DHI CERTIFIED FIRE DOOR ASSEMBLY INSPECTORS (CFDAIs)

Based on National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards, documented inspections for fire-rated door assemblies are required on an annual basis. According to the NFPA, these inspections can only be facilitated and signed off by a person with the proper knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the specific door. At Allmar, we go to great lengths to meet this requirement by enlisting Allmar staff with the credentials necessary for inspections and signing off on a record of inspection. The FDAI program also provides specific training in security and safety for universities, schools, and hospitals, where casualties and damage can be greatest.

DID YOU KNOW – Doors that do not work as designed may prevent safe egress and may not properly contain fires. Improperly operating fire doors, especially swinging doors, actually retard the operation of sprinkler systems. Swinging fire doors are one of the most common methods of egress from a burning building. Doors that do not work as designed may be a security threat. Reducing fire damage helps keep building insurance premiums down.

WHAT AN INSPECTOR LOOKS FOR
  • Damage to the door and frame
  • Security and alignment
  • Operability of the door, frame, hinges etc.
  • Missing or broken parts
  • Door clearances
  • A properly operating self-closing device
  • Illegal field modifications
  • Integrity of gasketing and edge seals