AUST – Essential Property Services advises property managers and facility managers should become familiar with the Draft AS 1851 before signing new fire door inspections and smoke door inspections maintenance contracts which the new Draft AS 1851 (Maintenance of Fire Protection systems and equipment) proposes to change the inspection, routine service and testing frequencies.

Fire door inspections and smoke door inspections can be extended to a six-monthly basis and a sliding fire door to a three-monthly basis. Hinged and pivoted fire-resistant door sets serving as entry doors to private residential apartments may be extended to a yearly service schedule.

A copy of the Draft AS 1851 or fire door inspections can be download from SAI Global website for registered users, click here.