Like many things, roller shutter have a strict set of rules and regulations that they must abide by. Sometimes however, these regulations can be complicated for the unexperienced to understand which is why the team at ABC Industrial have decided to take a look into the subject to help out our readers. Here is the low down the regulations regarding roller shutters…

Why are maintenance regulations required?

A roller shutter is classed as a piece of machinery which means that in the eyes of these regulations, it can be prone to a fault at any time, especially with excessive use. An accident that involves a roller shutter can be life threatening so regulations are put in place in order to denote when maintenance should be carried out to prevent them occurring.

Regulation 5 of the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 1992

By the means of the regulation, any powered door including a roller shutter is to be ‘maintained in an efficient state’ and is ‘subject to a suitable system of maintenance’. This means that the shutter should be inspected and checked regularly and any repairs dealt with.

Regulation 5 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation (PUWER) 1998

PUWER is a regulation which focuses on the responsibilities of owners and users of powered doors. In short, this is the clients that buy from ABC Industrial! With safety being a priority, the rules of this regulation are put in place in order to ‘ensure work equipment doesn’t deteriorate to the extent that is may put people at risk’.

Understanding the regulations around roller shutters is just as important when you own they as it is when you are supplying them to clients which is why we wanted to keep our readers in the know. For more information, get in contact with a member of the ABC team today!

Posted: 05-07-2017