Are your overhead doors compliant with OSHA? ABC Door Co can help.

To operate reliably and meet OSHA standards, your overhead doors must be properly maintained and configured with mandated safety devices. ABC Door Co’s SafedoorPM program is the best way to ensure your doors meet OSHA standards.

  • SafedoorPM ensures your doors are properly maintained and configured to the correct standards. PM work plans are benchmarked to manufacturers’ specifications and industry best practices, because these are the standards that matter.
  • SafedoorPM is designed to comply with OSHA regulations, specifically addressing mandated safety devices and accessories, and establishing a groundwork of “due diligence” should there ever be a safety incident.
  • SafedoorPM keeps your PM costs down. SafedoorPM's mobile app enables technicians to work more productively by giving them all the information they need at their fingertips, convenient ways to input notes and photos, door PM history, and more.
  • You’ll always have detailed PM records, securely stored in the Cloud. SafedoorPM makes record-keeping truly no-hassle, and gives you the critical back-up you need if there is ever an incident.

SafedoorPM Scope of Work

During a SafedoorPM, we will inspect, check, lubricate, tighten, balance, and test your doors, operators and safety accessories. All mechanical and structural elements, settings, and controls will be assessed and graded. We’ll pay special attention to safety devices to ensure your doors are compliantly configured, and that all safety devices are functioning properly.

We’ll provide you with detailed inspection records that clearly identify any corrective work needed to address critical safety hazards or operational problems. Any corrective service work will proceed only with your authorization. Quotations and estimates are provided.

To ensure your doors remain properly cared for, we’ll recommend an ongoing PM schedule, keep track of the PM calendar, and contact you as the next PM interval approaches.

All of your PM records will be securely stored on SafedoorPM’s cloud-based Customer Portal, where you can access them 24/7.

For more information, please contact us at (505) 884-1166.

OSHA/OHS Standards

OSHA requirements for overhead doors fall under Section 5(a)(1) of the Act, the General Duty Clause. There are no specific references to overhead doors in federal legislation, however, there may be in State OSH Plans. Under Section 5(a)(1), OSHA enforcement typically cites the absence of entrapment devices, either photo-eyes or sensing edges, as causing an unacceptable exposure to a “Crushing” or “Struck-by” hazard. There are also citations referencing improperly maintained and/or installed door systems. OSHA abatement often instructs to “hire a professional to install the safety devices and conduct periodic inspections ...” .