What you need to know

Unsafe Notice Procedure

Has your piece of industrial equipment failed an inspection, either via repair or maintenance? Read below for what this means for your business and what to do next.

What is an unsafe notice?

An unsafe notice is a document that we issue to inform you that your equipment is in an unsafe condition.

There are two types of unsafe notices, safety critical, and requiring improvement. A safety critical door is dangerous to use and should not be used and should be repaired at the earliest opportunity. A requiring improvement notice means your equipment is unsafe and you could continue to use it providing suitable precautions are taken. 

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Maintenance sticker Anglia Door Systems
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Maintenance customers

Every piece of equipment Anglia Door Systems maintains has the sticker (left) applied. These stickers contain all relevant information required to contact us.

The Equipment number box holds your unique door/equipment number used for identification. Please use this number when requesting a quote for a new repair/replacement.

The next maintenance due box will have either a green or orange sticker indicating the date of the customer’s next service, or a red do not use sticker if the equipment is deemed as unsafe (safety critical).

Take a look below at the stickers that could be used on your door together with an explanation of what they mean.

Industrial door maintenance and repair East Anglia

Your equipment is safety critical and has failed one or more safety aspects of it’s inspection, either via maintenance visit or repair, on items that will be detailed in the Unsafe Equipment Warning Notice, and should not be used in any circumstances. These are used in conjunction with a Unsafe Equipment tag. Our engineer will relay all relevant information to you during the visit and give you the option to allow us to quote for a repair, replacement, or both. 

Industrial door maintenance and repair East Anglia

Your equipment requires improvement and has a safety issue, but the door may still be left in service with your agreement. The engineer will issue an Requiring Improvement Unsafe Warning Notice and tag which month the next service is due. These doors should be repaired, but if not, we will reissue the Requiring Improvement warning notice on the next visit.  Our engineer will relay all relevant information to you during the visit and give you the option to allow us to quote for a repair, replacement, or both.

Industrial door maintenance and repair East Anglia

The equipment has passed the inspection and is safe to use. The engineer will tag which month the next service is due. (If applicable)

Unsafe Equipment Tag

Whether you are a maintenance or repair customer, if the piece of equipment has obtained a safety critical notice, this tag will be fitted to the equipment. For yours and others  safety, the equipment should not be used until the defect has been rectified. Anglia Doors will assist you in offering a solution, either via repair or replacement. 

You should not remove this tag from your equipment under any circumstances. 

Unsafe equipment tag
Unsafe equipment tag

What is the best value for money?

Sometimes, a replacement piece of equipment will be of better value in the long term compared to a repair. This largely depends on the amount of use your equipment sustains and the cost of repair.

New industrial equipment usually has 15 year+ life expectancies if well maintained.

If requested, our team can give you a quotation for both replacement and repair to help advise you to make an informed decision.