Over their lifetime, any security door will suffer from wear and tear from daily use and exposure to the elements if it is fitted to an outdoor wall. A proper maintenance schedule is imperative if your roller shutters are to maintain their functionality and maximise their lifespan.
First and foremost, you need to ensure that your shutters are operational for safety reasons, particularly if they are in frequent use by the workforce. In the event of a fire, there is a legal requirement that roller shutters are kept in a good state of repair as outlined in Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992, Regulation 5 of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. You’ll also need to keep a record of all maintenance carried out.
Don’t Get Shut Out
Regular maintenance also avoids any access problems that can prove costly if you can’t get into your premises thanks to a malfunctioning roller shutter. Learning the hard way is never much fun. Have your roller shutters serviced regularly, before any problems can occur – or before it’s too late and you need major repairs or replacement.
Planned Preventative Maintenance
Stay in control of the situation and build planned preventative maintenance for your roller shutters into your general maintenance plan. Being proactive rather than reactive will prove more cost-effective in the long run and you’ll have complete peace of mind knowing that your roller shutters are working efficiently.
Trust the Professionals
At Abacus Shutters, we offer a full maintenance package to complement our high quality installation and repair service. There are some simple maintenance procedures that you can undertake yourself, like regular oiling, cleaning and replacement of small failed parts, but shutter maintenance is better done by the professionals who can thoroughly inspect, report and record any maintenance issues. If your roller shutters need attention, then please contact us to discuss your requirements.