Because of the added convenience, improved safety, a seamless, hands-free entry experience to pedestrians but also various benefits such as energy saving and hygiene they bring, automatic doors are now widely used in shopping malls, hotels, airports, plants, warehouses, hospitals etc. While in bringing in the convenience and easy access, automatic doors may also be very dangerous especially with improper installation, maintaince, sometimes can be fatal injuries.
For each type of door, the danger points lie in different aspects. In previous article we have shared why a standard is necessary to ensure the safety of automatic doors, and what would be the danger points of sliding doors and how to avoid the danger points, if you haven’t read the article or would like to reflect the information, you may find it here as below please.
Here in this article we would like to share what does EN16005 cover for automatic swing doors, and how to ensure the safety for this type of door.
In this environment, there is a large portion of elderly, disabled and young children passing through automatic swing doors like hospitals, schools, elderly home, or supermarket. No contact with the door is allowed in high-risk areas, even for low energy doors.
In this environment, there is a very low proportion of elderly, disabled and young children passing through automatic swing doors like an office building.
On normal automatic swing doors, we speak about partial safety, means the leading edge and the hinge area, must be secured according to annex G.
On low energy doors, door leaf safety is not required, nevertheless finger protection (as highlighted below) is always mandatory.
However, there are two exceptions where full safety is required, even in a tolerated risk environment.
First, when the distance between the wall and the open door leaf is less than 50cm; and secondly when the door opens to an area where a lot of pedestrian in cross traffic.
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