AUST – Essential Property Services advises that fire doors must be tagged to show building owners, occupiers, authorities and maintenance contractors the basics relevant to the tested door type which are nominated as essential safety measures. Fire door Inspections must check for compliance tags or metal tags used as markings on fire-resistant doorsets as they are a statutory obligation under AS 1905.1 ‘Components for the protection of openings in fire-resistant-walls-Fire resistant doorsets’.
The Building Code of Australia references AS 1905.1 and therefore is part of the building approvals process across Australia. Over the years there have been numerous Australian Standards used by various authorities around Australia to control the use of fire doors, some superseded fire door standards include AS CA57.1-1972, AS 1905.2-1976, AS 1905.1-1982, AS 1905.1-1984, AS 1905.1-1990 and AS/NZ 1905.1-1997.
Current Australian Standards relevant to fire doors are AS 1905.1 and AS 1851-2005 ‘Maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment’. AS 1905.1-2005 Section 6 and Section 6 of AS 1905.1 specifies in detail the requirements for the tagging of fire doors with a metal tag. The metal tag is fixed to the fire door at installation stage by the installer. The metal tag must contain the following information:
FIRE DOOR COMPLIES WITH AS 1905.1
FIRE RESISTANCE LEVEL
MANUFACTURED BY (COMPANY NAME) PTY LTD
APPLICANT – (NAME) PTY LTD
CERTIFIER – (COMPANY NAME) PTY LTD
DOOR TAG NUMBER
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE
The metal tag must have a minimum size of 50mm x 25mm and marked with either etching, embossing or stamping with the required information.