What are the rules and regulations of roller shutter repair and maintenance?

Monday August 19, 2019
Roller shutter maintenance and repair

What are the rules and regulations of roller shutter repair and maintenance?

Advanced Shopfront & Shutters LTD: If you have a roller shutter in your premises then it must be in proper working condition. The shutters help in providing a secure and convenient environment for your business. The shutters help provide safe and efficient service. You must know the rules and regulations which will help in keeping the shutter in proper working condition.

Why maintenance regulation is important?

Roller shutter is classified machinery and this is the reason with time they are prone to failure. In case, you are using them regularly or excessively without maintenance then they will not work properly. Unfortunately, without proper maintenance, it can result in a dangerous accident. 

Health Safety and welfare – Regulation 5 of the Workplace Regulations 1992

With this regulation, the roller shutter should be maintained in proper working state and they should have proper maintenance system. This regulation states that all the dangerous equipment needs checking at regular intervals. It should include inspection, adjustment, testing, lubrication, repairing, and cleaning. You must call the professionals for roller shutter repair if the working is not the same.

Regulation 5 of the PUWER 1998

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are designed to make sure that the equipment should be affected to that extent that people working around it are at risk. The main aim is that the doors should be efficient state, proper working order and getting the repairs done on time. It becomes important that the shutters are inspected on time and if needed it should be done regularly. This regulation even states that maintaining the maintenance log is beneficial.
  • The logbook should have the following things:
  • Time and date of maintenance
  • Details of any work carried out
  • Results of inspection
  • Details of any additions or upgrades made to the door
  • Nature of the fault
  • Information of the person who did the inspection.

Getting the faults checked

If there are any faults which can prove dangerous or risky to the employees then taking action immediately is very necessary. Making the shutter to operate forcefully can prove to be hazardous. This is why it is essential that fault is identified on time and it should be repaired as soon as possible. Also, the shutter should not be used until the time professional get the fault inspected and tested. If by chance you can’t call the professionals immediately then keep the shutter out of service and arrange the team for inspection. For more information, you can call our team and discuss what problem you are facing as they provide you the service according to that.