Maturi & Sampietro recommends – safety

  • 3 April 2024
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Free safety tips

In Switzerland, as in many other countries, maintenance of fire doors is mandatory to ensure the safety of buildings and the people who occupy them. Fire doors play a crucial role in containing fires, reducing the spread of fire and smoke and allowing the safe evacuation of occupants.

The Swiss laws on fire safety and the related cantonal ordinances establish the minimum requirements for the fire safety of buildings. These regulations often include specific provisions on the maintenance of fire doors, which must comply with the required safety standards.

Periodic maintenance of fire doors ensures that they function properly in an emergency, ensuring that they close properly and seal spaces to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.

The responsibility for the maintenance of fire doors in Switzerland falls on the owner of the property.

The owner is responsible for ensuring that the building complies with all fire safety regulations and that fire doors are installed correctly and maintained in tip-top condition. However, there may be cases where maintenance responsibility is specified in leases or agreements between the parties involved.

For this reason it is important to inform the building administrations so that they are always aware of the provisions of the regulations. It is essential to comply with fire safety regulations and always ensure that fire doors are subject to regular maintenance by qualified personnel.

What can Maturi e Sampietro do for you?

Our director Sampietro Francisco, as an expert in fire protection, is happy to provide the necessary advice on safety matters, both to private individuals and professionals who request it.

But it didn’t end here. Our team of expert collaborators is able to manage problems related to the maintenance of this type of door and deal with any unexpected events. In fact, our maintenance includes:

The worker regularly carries out inspections of the fire doors to ensure that they are in good condition and meet safety standards. These inspections may include checking the functionality of hinges, seals and locks.

Preventive maintenance:
The worker carries out preventive interventions to ensure that the doors remain in good condition and function properly.

If a fire door becomes damaged or shows signs of wear and tear, the skilled worker is able to make the necessary repairs to restore the safety and functionality of the door.

In some cases, the worker may need to be involved in replacing fire doors to ensure they continue to meet safety standards or to adapt them to regulatory or structural changes to the building.

The worker always keeps track of the inspections, repairs and maintenance carried out on the fire doors. This documentation is important to demonstrate compliance with safety regulations and to ensure the safety of building occupants.