Fire Door Assembly Inspections
Building Owner’s Responsibilities under NFPA 80
Under Chapter 5 of NFPA 80 you will find heading “Care and Maintenance” that is where you will find the requirements for inspecting fire door assemblies.
Section 5.1.4 – “Replacement” states, “Where it is necessary to replace fire doors, shutters, windows or their frames, glazing materials, hardware, and closing mechanisms, replacements shall meet the requirement for fire protection and shall be installed as required by this standard for new installations”.
Section 5.1.5 -- “Repairs and Field Modification” states, “Repairs shall be made, and defects that could interfere with operation shall be corrected without delay”
Section 5.2.1 States “Fire door assemblies shall be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspections shall be signed and kept for inspections by the AHJ”
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