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Fire Door Compliance Tags
Every fire door (and frame) installed in Australia is required to be installed in accordance with the relevant performance standard (as at the time of installation). The current Australian Standard covering the Fire Resistant Doors is AS1905.1-2005 “Components for the protection of openings in fire resistant walls”.
Superseded performance standards for fire doors in Australia include:
- AS CA57.1-1972
The fixing of a compliance tag to a fire resistant door set is done on completion of the installation and confirms that the door has been tested, manufactured and installed in accordance with the performance standard and that it is capable of achieving the stated fire resistance level.
Considering this, you can see why the compliance tag is so critical. It identifies the door as a fire door.
The details on a compliance tag provide critical information which is used by inspectors to assess the fire door during its serviceable life as it identifies the conditions by which the fire door was designed and should be assessed against.
These details include;
- Number of the performance standard
- Fire Resistance level
- Name of the manufacturer
- Name of the applicant (or Sponsor)
- Name of the certifier
- Year of manufacture
- Serial Number (or Doorset Number)
Compliance tags should be firmly fixed to the door to minimize the possibility of detachment during the service life of the fire door but often they are simply stuck to the fire door with adhesive. Over time the adhesive deteriorates causing the compliance tag to fall off and become lost.
As the compliance tag is the only identification that the door is in fact a fire door, the compliance tag being removed or falling off poses a problem for an inspector in that without the compliance tag, the door cannot be confirmed, without a doubt, that it is in fact a fire door which generally leads to a recommendation of replacing the fire door.
The issue for the inspector is knowing without a doubt, that the door they are assessing is in fact a fire door. The door may be listed on an asset register or a schedule of evidence of compliance, but the inspector, without the compliance tag on the door, has no way of knowing that the door in place is the door that was there originally and not a door that has been installed to replace the original door.
To overcome this we have introduced a new service, Chip It Don’t Tip It. Through innovative design we have developed a fire door tag containing an RFID microchip which uniquely identifies each individual door. The RFID Fire Door Tag is installed in the fire door and the details of the door and the compliance tag are recorded in a central database.
Once installed it is next to impossible to remove the RFID Fire Door Tag without destroying either the door or the tag and as such gives us a means to provide a secondary means of identification for the fire door, aside from the originally installed compliance tag.
Why would we bother doing this? If you ever lose a fire door compliance tag (either fallen off or deliberately removed) in the future we can simply attend site, scan the RFID Fire Door Tag and based on the information stored in the database relating to the unique identification number of the RFID Fire Door Tag we can confirm the identity of the door and provide a replacement compliance tag negating the need to replace the fire door.
This in effect is an insurance policy for your fire doors to ensure that the only reason they are replaced is because of a failure of the door, not because a compliance tag is missing.
The investment in the RFID Fire Door Tag can possibly save you over 90% of what a replacement door may cost so if you want to be proactive in protecting your fire doors from needless replacement (and unnecessary expenditure) then we finally have a solution for you.
Chip It Don’t Tip It. Save on replacement costs, save on waste costs and get the maximum life out of your fire doors.