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Posted by Overhead Door Expert on Apr 9, 2020 8:30:17 AM


Every year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires in non-domestic properties. In many cases, businesses are not able to recover from the effects of fire as, besides the human risk, fire can cost millions of dollars due to property damage, product loss, fines, compensations, and insurance premiums.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees by taking the right measures to prevent fires and reduce the risks on their premises.

The following Fire Risk Assessment will let you identify a specific range of protective measures that are appropriate for your premises.

  1. Identify the fire hazards
  2. Identify the people at risk
  3. Evaluate, remove, reduce, and protect against fire risk
  4. Create an exit route and an emergency plan.
  5. Create a fire prevention plan, instruct, inform and train

Several passive fire protection measures may be necessary to limit and control the spread of smoke or the spread of fire. The following are some of the measures that need to be considered:

- Fire and smoke curtains
- Fire doors and fire counter doors
- Fire shutters
- Fire alarm/fire detector
- FiFire-resistant glazing
- Intumescent sealing systems
- Fire stopping or seals
- Among others


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Here are some examples of the premises that should consider installing a fire-rated curtain, fire shutter, or a fire-rated door:

- Buildings
- Malls & shops (drugstores, clothing stores, fast food courts, etc) 
- Factories/warehouses
- Sleeping accommodations such as hotels, hostels, and cruise ships
- Residential care premises, including care homes and hospitals
- Community halls and places of worship
- Bars and/or clubs
- Restaurants
- Theatres
- Cinemas
- Educational premises such as school
- Sports centers

In Overhead Door Company of The Meadowlands & NYC, we offer a wide array of fire-rated rolling steel doors & shutters, as well as fire curtains. They meet the most demanding fire safety standards (all doors comply with NFPA-80 ), unusual opening sizes, and discerning aesthetic requirements. 


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Facility managers are responsible for ensuring that annual inspection and testing for the fire-rated doors and fire-rated curtains are performed, deficiencies are corrected, follow-up reacceptance testing be conducted, and records are maintained for review by the authority having jurisdiction, in accordance with NFPA.

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If you want to be at your best, The National Fire Academy offers courses, catalogs, and schedules all year round as well as the National Fire Protection Association. 

We hope you never ever find yourself in a situation where you need to use all the skills and information that you have complied with because of a fire, but it is our responsibility to be prepared in case it happens.

If you would like to find out more information about our fire curtains, and fire-rated doors or you would like to schedule either preventive maintenance or an annual inspection & testing, please contact us. It will be a pleasure to assist you.

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We service Northern New Jersey (Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset county/counties), Manhattan, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland.

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