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The Importance of Roller Shutter Maintenance

Roller shutter maintenance Kent
01/10/2019

Did you know that proper roller shutter maintenance is required by UK law? Ensure you and your business are fully compliant with health and safety legislation by arrange a professional roller shutter maintenance schedule with the experienced team at Quay Facilities today. 

What is the roller shutter maintenance law?

The two most important legislations in the UK regarding roller shutter maintenance are Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and Regulation 5 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. Each states that any powered door or machinery must be subject to regular checks and maintenance to ensure it continues to function as it should. The legislation applies to all industrial roller shutters, auto doors, security doors, security windows and fire exit doors. 

How often do roller shutters need maintenance?

The responsibility for the continued upkeep of roller shutters and speciality doors falls to the business’ owner. How often you’ll need to schedule roller shutter maintenance will depend on the type of shutter you have installed and how often it is used. For example, if your roller shutter is the door to a supermarket’s warehouse, it will experience much more use than one in a long-term storage facility. The supermarket roller shutter will therefore require more frequent maintenance and servicing visits to make sure it is in full working order than the storage facility. 

As well as safeguarding you from the possible repercussions of breaching health and safety regulations, professional maintenance will help keep your roller shutters working effectively for many years to come, ensuring you, your staff and your stock are protected from potential thieves and fire. 


With over 20 years of experience, Quay Facilities’ reliable team ensure you receive a professional and efficient roller shutter maintenance service with minimal disruption to your business. To learn more or to book your appointment at a time to suit you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 0208 2266 247