Locksmiths Redcar have been called out to such a plethora of jobs whether they have been commercial or domestic we have completed them. Our Commercial locksmiths Redcar are very experienced in working with all types of locks and security hardware and how they work. We always make sure that we keep ahead of our competitors by updating our skills and knowledge on a frequently. We often get calls from shops and businesses having problems with their metal shop front doors. There are many problems that we come across with this type of door
1, The main entry door cylinder failing, this is the part where your key would be inserted. There are three main cylinders that are found on the metal doors, one is the common euro cylinder, second is the not so common oval cylinder and finally the circular screw in kind of cylinders. We always carry these types of cylinders in our vans so the job will always be completed the first time we visit, making sure that the cost stays down.
2, The second problem that we find is with the locking case inside the door. the cylinder fits into this part, these also come in all types of shapes and sizes, they are either deadlocks, hook bolts or simple retracting latches.
Fire and Security
Ideally you shouldn't have to concern yourself with locking doors but you can almost guarantee that if you leave one unlocked you'll have unwanted guests. Not only should they be locked, they should also be fitted with an alarm and extra security. This can be a bit of a headache at times. Security-wise you want the best locks possible and only the selected few have keys. However, you cant just think about security if its a fire door. We will explain the fire door safety laws.
The law and fire doors.
Fire doors and the law
Article 14 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) covers the requirements of fire doors in explicit detail. The word “must” is used throughout, which means that you have to comply exactly with its terms. Article 14 states:
1. Emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety.
2. In the event of danger, it must be possible for everyone to evacuate the premises as quickly and as safely as possible.
3. Emergency doors must open in the direction of escape.
4. Emergency doors must not be locked or fastened so that they cannot be easily and immediately opened by anyone who may use them in the event of an emergency.
So can the door be locked then?
Yes, but you must make sure that any people in the building - not just a key holder - are actually able to open the door if there is an emergency. How you manage this is up to you; the law isn’t exact on this one. So consider the options have? You can spend a hell of a lot of money on a computer operated system, which as soon as the fire alarm is set off it will open all the doors; fit a push bar; or you can spend very little on a key in a glass container, placed next to the door.
Tip. There shouldn't be a locking system on the inside of the door that cannot be over-ridden. You don’t have to fit any handles etc. to the outside.
What about dual-purpose doors?
There is nothing in the FSO that prohibits doors from having a dual use, e.g. using a fire door for goods inwards. However, if it is a fire door, then access to both sides must be kept clear, e.g. goods cannot be put down directly in front of, or behind the door.
Tip 1. Your fire risk assessment should highlight the risks associated with blocking a fire door, and, more importantly, it should include the control measures that will prevent it from happening. In this case it should clearly state where goods must be put down and where they shouldn’t.
Tip 2. Rather than leaving things to chance, and assuming those who will be dropping off goods aren’t familiar with your site, floor markings would be a good idea. For example, paint the danger area red - you can even write the words “no goods here” - and have a green area where goods should be placed
So if you need a free, no obligation quote then please don’t hesitate to contact your local Commercial locksmiths Redcar who will advise you as to the best course of action for your lock related problem.
Please call Gavin on 07958312149
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