For many businesses to be in compliance with building code and workplace safety regulations, they must have a certified fire-rated garage door. At A Plus Garage Doors, we have helped countless businesses in Utah get the protection that they need for their employees and property by installing these fire doors. These doors are coiling overhead doors, but come in several configurations, such as a service door or counter door. While these doors are designed specifically for fire protection, they can also be used conveniently in day-to-day business operations.
The major purpose of a fire door is that it is able to roll up or down and stop fire or smoke from spreading throughout a building or beyond. However, in the case of a fire, employees should be following specific evacuation protocol, so a proper fire door that is up to code should have an activation system to close on its own. In addition, these activation triggers regulate the speed of your garage door, for employee safety. Here are the common activation controls we install in fire doors:
- Fusible Links
- Building Alarm Systems
- Smoke Detectors
- Custom Triggers
Agency Labelling Requirements
We ensure that each fire safety overhead door that we sell and install is high quality, and is providing the protection that businesses need for their employees, property, and assets. These aren’t just empty words. Each of our fire doors is verified with a third-party certification label from the most trusted quality and safety testers in the market. Here are the three primary compliance and standards labels on our fire doors:
- UL (Underwriters Laboratory): Our overhead fire doors are certified with UL 325, which is an adopted standard that is designated by ANSI. It includes compliance in a variety of categories, including classification of components and operators, alarm criteria, multiple sensor systems, and an audio alarm, among other things.
- FM (Factory Mutual): A highly trusted third-party certification that uses data from the Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheets. These protection standards are global, which means that you can trust FM-certified devices and garage doors around the world.
- WHI (Warnock Hersey): Many of our fire doors sport the Warnock Hersey mark, which is a specialized compliance mark that is put out by Intertek. It maintains safety and quality in a variety of construction and manufacturing products, and has a specific mandate for fire testing standards.
Call to Learn More
If you have any questions about our fire doors, and whether or not your business needs one to be compliant with state and federal law, then please feel free to give us a call, today! Our experienced team has helped plenty of Utah businesses build a better, safer workplace with a field-tested and multi-party approved fire door.