Industrial doors are an essential part of many businesses and factories, as they allow goods, vehicules and people to enter and exit. However, these doors can pose potential risks to the safety of workers and users if they do not comply with certain quality and safety standards.
In this article, we wil talk about the CE Marking, a mandatory certificate for industrial doors that guarantees compliance with safety and quality standards required by the European Union.
What is the CE Certificate?
It is a document where the manufacturer of a high-speed door, sectional door or other products certifies that it has considered the current regulations of the product and complies with te minimum legal and technical requirements in terms of safety.
Why should Industrial Doors Have the CE Marking?
The CE marking is a mark that indicates that high-speed doors, sectional doors, fire doors, etc. are certified. Its application to doors is mandatory and essential, as established by current regulations as a requirement for them to be marketed in the European Union.
It is a basic tool to reduce labor risks and ensure the safety of people.
What responsibility does the industrial door manufacturer have?
They are responsible for the design and construction of high-speed doors, sectional doors, fire doors, and therefore for compliance with all minimum legal and technical design and construction requirements in terms of safety. They must also define the periods and points to inspect for the correct maintenance of the doors. They are responsible for delivering the minimum documentation required by regulations:
- Declaration of conformity and/or performance.
- User and maintenance manual.
- Installation manual.
- Maintenance book.
Inkema always provides all the documentation required by regulations when delivering its industrial doors.
What responsibility does the owner have?
- Demand from the manufacturer the documentation of sectional doors, high-speed doors or fire doors.
- Use, preserve and maintain the door according to the user manual and maintenance book.
- Adapt already installed doors to the new minimum safety requirements.
- Carry out door inspections and maintenance with a maintainer that complies with the requirements of the standard.
- Prevent and/or take out of service the door when they directly or indirectly become aware that the door does not meet minimum safety conditions.
What responsibility does the maintainer have?
- Maintain in accordance with the manufacturer's maintenance book.
- Report any serious accident risks they detect.
- Inform the owner of the door of deficiencies that affect safety.
- Attend to the owner's door requirements to correct faults.
- Make available to the owner the records of maintenance operations carried out on sectional doors, high-speed doors or fire doors, which must be kept for a minimum period of 10 years.
- The maintainer must be a competent agent.
What would happen in the event of damage caused by an accident?
The insurance company would carry out an inspection to find responsibility in second and third parties if they detect that the door does not comply with regulations. The manufacturer, installer, maintainer and even the company that marketed the component that caused the damage would be the second and third parties involved.
Is it mandatory to adapt a door that does not comply with regulations?
Motorized doors that existed before May 2005 were not affected by the Construction Products Directive, but they were subject to the Machinery Directive. Therefore, if a significant modification is made, adaptation to regulations must be carried out.
Inkema can help you with these types of modifications so that your door complies with regulations.
What is a significant modification?
Here are some of the modifications that are considered significant according to regulations:
- Modification of the door mass.
- Modification of the door type. For example, converting a single-leaf sliding door to a double-leaf sliding door, changing a sectional door from a vertical lintel to a horizontal lintel...
- Replacement of the motor with a different type. For example, from three-phase to single-phase.
- Installation of new safety devices that did not exist before. For example: parachutes, anti-crushing safety systems, etc.
- Replacement of the control panel with a different type. For example, when replacing a control panel without an auto test function with one that has it or when replacing a control panel that does not have an anti-crushing system with one that does, etc.
- Transformation of a manual door to a motorized door.
List of standards that apply to doors:
- EN 12424:2000 Wind load resistance - Classification
- EN 12425:2000 Water penetration resistance - Classification
- EN12426:2000 Air permeability - Classification
- EN 12427:2000 Air permeability - Test method
- EN 12428:2013 Thermal transmittance - Requirements for calculation
- EN 12433-1:1999 Terminology - Part 1: Door types
- EN 12433-2:1999 Terminology - Part 2: Door components
- EN 12444:2000 Wind load resistance - Test and calculation
- EN 12453:2017+A1:2021 Safety in use of power-operated doors - Requirements and classification
- EN 12489:2000 Water penetration resistance - Test method
- EN 12600:2003 Glass in building - Pendulum test - Impact test method and classification for flat glass
- EN 12604:2017+A1:2020 Mechanical aspects - Requirements and test methods
- EN 12635:2002+A1:2008 Installation and use
- EN 12978:2003+A1:2009 Safety devices for power-operated doors and gates - Requirements and test methods
- EN 13241:2003+A2:2016 Product standard, performance characteristics
- EN ISO 717-1:2021 Acoustics - Rating of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements - Part 1: Airborne sound insulation
- EN1398:2009 Level access lifts - Safety requirements
- EN 1570-1:2011+A1:2014 Safety requirements for lifting tables - Part 1: Lifting tables serving up to two fixed landings
- EN 1570-2:2016 Safety requirements for lifting tables - Part 2: Lifting tables serving more than two fixed landings, with lifting heights exceeding 2 m
In summary, the CE marking is essential for industrial doors as it ensures that they comply with the quality and safety standards required by European legislation. Additionally, this certification helps to protect the health and safety of people who use them.
If you need more information about certifications or adaptations of industrial doors, you can contact our team of experts at firstname.lastname@example.org.