Automatic doors enable pedestrian’s unimpeded entry and exit through a doorway without having to push or pull the door open. Automatic doors also ensure a safe, convenient and efficient method of opening and closing a door and have become part of our every day lives.
Typically, automatic doors are sliding, swing, folding or revolving. The doors are moved by a door operator, which has a drive motor and an electronic logic controller and is connected to motion detection devices and safety devices. The detection devices identify movement within a defined area of the door and when activated, the door opens to enable a person or object to pass through the doorway. The safety devices are used to detect a person within the doorway threshold that prevents doors from closing. While these devices are very reliable, for safety a person should continue to move through the doorway without stopping.
AADIF promotes industry best practice, and compliance to NCC-BCA and Australian Standards are essential to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and protection of industry stakeholders.
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AS5007 requires inspection and maintenance of the equipment at intervals not exceeding a time period of 4 months and the building owner or agent is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of each individual automatic door in the building and adopt safety checking and planned maintenance procedures.
Failure to properly service and maintain powered pedestrian doors may cause an electrical and/or mechanical failure. This could result in a possible personal injury and related liability claim by the aggrieved party against the building’s owner and facilities manager citing that the service and maintenance procedures contained in AS5007 were not adhered to.
Regular inspection and maintenance of the automatic door entrance in accordance with AS5007 is important to ensure safe operation, long term reliability and working efficiency of the automatic door entrance, including safety devices and safety systems.
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