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Fire Door Vendor Vetting 101: The Essential 5 Questions You Need to Ask

What Certifications and Qualifications Do Your Inspectors Hold?

Inquire about the certifications and qualifications of the inspectors who will be assessing your fire doors. Ensure they have the necessary training and expertise to conduct thorough inspections.

Can You Provide Sample Documentation?

Request examples of sample inspection reports. Reviewing these reports can give you insight into the thoroughness and professionalism of their inspection process.

What Specific Components Do You Inspect on Fire Doors?

Ask the vendor to detail the specific components and elements they inspect during their assessment of fire doors. This should cover aspects such as door closers, hinges, latching mechanisms, seals, and signage.

How Do You Handle Non-Compliance or Required Repairs?

Inquire about their process for addressing any non-compliance issues discovered during inspections. Understand how they prioritize and handle necessary repairs and whether they provide repair services or recommendations for third-party contractors.

What Is Your Inspection Scheduling Process?

Understand how they handle scheduling, reminders, and reporting to ensure timely and compliant inspections.

These questions will help you assess the vendor's qualifications, inspection process, and their approach to addressing any issues related to fire door compliance and safety.

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