When performing an on-site fire door inspection, one of the most time-consuming parts of the process is taking measurements.
But this is also one of the most important steps. According to the Door Security & Safety Foundation, some of the most common deficiencies in fire-rated doors are:
To accurately gauge this, in most cases you will need to take a measurement.
This means getting out the measuring tape or ruler and calculating the correct distance. In some cases, the distance can be very short, requiring exact accuracy.
Where this can also become time-consuming (and burdensome) is in cases where the top frame of the door is too high to reach on your own. In these instances, you will likely need to bring a ladder or a stepstool with you. Just what you needed, right?
Fortunately, new technology is bringing with it a solution for fire door measurement woes. You can download apps that make measuring easier — and faster.
Some of the best measurement apps for the job include:
Some caveats with camera-type apps:
There are many more apps that use the built-in GPS and camera tools that smartphones have today – but remember, though remarkably good, the apps cannot completely replace an actual measurement tool, like a ruler, tape, or transit/theodolite. They can, however, help expedite the fire door measurement process.
Another app that significantly speeds up the fire door inspection process in mpengo’s Fire Door Safety Inspection App. We’ve designed this app specifically for fire door inspectors. Store your notes, measurements, and even photos all in one location and access it anytime. You can also compile fully documented inspection reports and invoices virtually automatically.
Learn more about the Fire Door Safety Inspection App today and download a free trial: https://www.mpengo.com/fire-door-inspection-app/