Ensuring your roller shutter is compliant with health and safety legislation is an important part of keeping your business and employees safe. At Quay Facilities, our experienced team specialise in roller shutter compliance to make sure you and your business are protected.
Like all machinery, roller shutters can develop faults over time which can lead to them becoming ineffective or, in rare cases, even dangerous. This is a particular issue for shutters that are in regular or constant use. It is for this reason that the legislation was put in place and why it’s so important to ensure your roller shutters comply with them.
Ensure your roller shutter meets the required standards by employing our team for servicing and maintenance. We provide all of the necessary documentation, proving the safety and compliance of your shutter should the worst happen and an insurance claim is required.
If you’d like to find out more about roller shutter safety legislation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today by calling 0208 2266 247.
In order to help prevent accidents from happening as much as possible, planned maintenance forms a major part of ensuring your roller shutter is compliant according to:
Not only does regular servicing keep you in line with legislation, it will also help ensure your roller shutters work efficiently, protecting your property from break-ins, fire and accidents, not to mention increasing the life expectancy of the product. Quay Facilities provides a professional maintenance service to make sure your premises’ security meets relevant health and safety requirements.
As well as scheduling regular maintenace, there are other regulations regarding your roller shutters you will also need to consider, including:
Visible operation instructions
According to regulation 6 of the Provision & Use of Works Equipment Regulations 1998, you need to ensure there are clear instructions visible of how to operate the roller shutter safely. It states, ‘practices should ensure that instructions for use of such equipment are displayed prominently and that equipment is inspected and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specification.’
Regulation 6 of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 highlights the need for roller shutters to be in good working order to protect against fire, stating equiptment such as roller shutters should be ‘subject to a suitable system of maintenance and be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.’
Who is responsible?
Regulation 5 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that the person in charge is responsible for the proper maintenance of the premise’s roller shutters. It also sets out some cases where evidence of the shutter maintenance must be kept in a logbook.