Automatic doors and accessibility

Disabled Access

Here, at DJ Doors & Electrical Services Ltd, we understand that your business must have automatic doors that provide the highest security and safety features, and yet allow the company to be open at all relevant times, and most importantly, to all customers, including those with disabilities or mobility issues.

Since the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was introduced in 1995, we have been assisting customers to facilitate accessibility in line with BS/EN16005 and 7036 for risk assessing and design of your entrance.

We understand the requirements of the DDA specification and so from the early site survey to the automatic disabled door installation stage, our company has available a wide range of cost-effective solutions, devised to suit the most stringent requirements in the context of automatic disabled doors.

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Disabled Access Considerations

1. Perfect Placement

It is critical to ensure the perfect placement of the automatic disabled access door and as such, it ensures that any disabled people that wish to enter your premises can do it freely, fast, without being forced to move unnecessarily.

Once in, the door should not stop them from moving around, and finally, the placement of the door should allow disabled customers with easy exit, without any hindrance, just as a non-disabled person would do.

2. Relevant Signage

In the case of automatic disabled doors, relevant signage and clear vision panels must always be in place, detailing the type of available solutions, the type of fitted door, if automatic or not, and so on.

3. Wheelchair Access

A critical consideration in case of automatic disabled doors includes the assessment of possible wheelchair access. For that, our experts will look at the door width, special door entry equipment, overall position and height, and even the fitting of approved DDA door handles and other DDA relevant ironmongery.

4. Safety Sensors

Finally, in the case of automatic disabled access doors, the safety sensors must be installed and calibrated to ensure that the doors won’t open or close when obstructed. This is a critical point as while all automatic door operators can fit their products with fail-safe sensors, there are endless cases when the doors closed automatically, trapping and injuring people.

Most problems tend to occur during unexpected power failures, the triggering of the fire alarm and so on and is why, safety sensors can be fitted with a battery back up to avoid potential disruptive situations, like those described above.

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