Streamlining Fire Door Inspection with an App
07.12.2023 - The creation of clear, transparent audit trails boosts the safety of multi-residential properties and reassures both owners and building residents. Having a reliable and up-to-date source of specification information is essential to maximize the effectiveness of the inspection cycle. As at many other stages of the building lifecycle, digitalization can be an ideal solution.
In the UK, Doorview offer their customers wide-ranging advice on the specification of doors, including timber and steel doors or screens, and architectural ironmongery. They also conduct fire inspections all over the UK, a particularly sensitive point since the post-Grenfell public inquiry1.
Doorview sought a solution for this job that would streamline their interaction with customers, making their inspection service even more effective and efficient for clients in the multi-residential sector and beyond. Digitalizing inspection reports could make workflow more efficient and further improve the service they provide, also for recommendations of corrective work required at a site.
Maintaining the Golden Thread
Doorview selected Openings Studio, Assa Abloy’s new desktop and mobile application as the optimal solution to streamline the fire door inspection process and provide the in-depth reporting they sought. With the Openings Studio app, Doorview helps to maintain the Golden Thread2, a building’s single source of truth. “The app allows us to instantly share fire door inspection reports with our clients,” explains Doorview’s Jody Purcell.
The mobile app also enables Doorview to instantly share a remedial action list, which reassures the client that their building is compliant and safe for all the residents, service providers and other tenants. Working digitally increases the transparency of the entire inspection and compliance process.
Creating Transparency for a Building’s Lifetime
Openings Studio software has become a vital, constantly updated source across the full life-cycle of the building. Widely used by architects and building specifiers to ensure accuracy and efficiency in design and construction, the Openings Studio mobile app now also equips inspectors with powerful, speedy and transparent reporting tools. It achieves this by leveraging the same information from the beginning of the design phase through to maintenance of the completed structure.
Thanks to the training provided by Assa Abloy specification experts, Doorview were able to use the specification information stored in Openings Studio to speed up inspection work. It simplified the process of creating and delivering the quotation for any corrective work required for compliance, and subsequent updating of their report with images once the work was complete. Openings Studio has helped Doorview to optimize the service they provide.
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