Automatic Door Disability Requirements
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What are disability requirements for automatic doors?
What Are Disability Requirements For Automatic Doors? Find out what you need to know about installing automated doors which are accessible for wheelchair and use of disabled people.
Automatic doors give easy access to those who wish to enter into and around buildings or houses. They also help comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) regulations necessary for most company and public buildings or landmarks. Providing easy access and security to all those who work in the building.
There are numerous benefits of automatic doors for disabled people to access. They're perfect in assisting them through with no physical effort used to open them. Entries like such also provide the correct dimensions to suit wheelchair access. You need to accurately assess where on or in the building we may place the door. Often you may have to put out a range of ramps and reasonable-height railings suited for disabled access.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995
Many organisations, local authorities, shops, schools and employers must take numerous steps to remove all barriers and difficulties that current or future disabled customers, employees, or students may experience. Everyone should receive the same standard of service, and all public spaces should be easy to access and safe for each person, regardless of ability.
The Equality Act of 2010 states the several changes or adjustments that company buildings, schools or stores should make to their property to ensure that anyone can access them:
Places of employment (Office and business buildings, etc.)
Housing and Apartment Blocks
Educational Facilities (Schools, Colleges, University Buildings)
Associations, Organisations and Private Clubs
Goods and Hospitality Services (Shops, banks, hospitals, council offices, cinemas, leisure centres, etc.)
If you are concerned that perhaps your premises aren't people-friendly enough and wish to add more disability-friendly doors, please contact us by giving us a call today on the number on our website or email us. Our experts can provide further information on all the automatic door solutions you search for.
What are DDA Disabled Access Door Systems?
DDA Disabled access door systems ensure that your premises always comply with the relevant regulations of the DDA (Disabled Discrimination Act) and the Equality Act 2010. We provide installing these easy-access door systems that provide automatic doors that will enable your building to be accessible to everyone and offer much security as they are frequently tightly locked.
It has been long established that when any disabled peoples entrance or DDA door is installed, Automatic Access provides a safe, easy and cost-effective solution for all businesses wishing to comply with safety regulations. We may also offer out automatic access to homes for accessibility or office use.
Automatic DDA compliant doors may also be used manually by pushing and pulling them, as swing doors, so even though they have a specific audience, they may be used by anyone, working or not. The automated push padded door operators are should be unobtrusive, easy to use, and offer a range of activation options
We ensure our DDA (Disabled Discrimination Act) compliant doors get fitted with signage that demonstrates the access, automatically or as an assisted entrance. We could provide for our customers all push pad doors equipment used for entry and access control. Each of these pieces of equipment is at the perfect height for any wheelchair user. It also has the correct width for easy wheelchair access.
Automatic doors have specially fitted safety sensors, meaning others may not close the door whilst someone crosses the threshold. These safety sensors have battery backup systems and several uninterrupted power supplies.
If you experience a power failure, automatic sliding doors will remain fully operational, especially for escape in an emergency like a fire or gas leak. Often these doors can be linked to any fire alarm systems, and doing so will be vital for any shortcoming.
Who has to have DDA compliant entrances?
The Equality Act 2010 states that changes and adjustments have to made to properties during the installation of these doors. Stores, office buildings and other public landmarks must ensure that anyone can access all spaces.
Regardless of their abilities, everyone must receive the same services and access all the same places.
All organisation, employers, local authorities and educational buildings must remove any challenges faced by those with disabilities. A & T Doors Ltd aims to provide our customers with all relevant solutions available.
The places that must have the most DDA compliant entrances are:
Educational Spaces or Buildings
Leisure Services and Events (Shops, Cinemas, Theatres, Leisure Centres, etc.)
Council Offices and Banks
Hospitals and Hospitality Services
Associations and Private Clubs (Scouts, Guides, Private Golf Clubs, Working Men Clubs).
The best solution is an entrance that allows all of your customers, students and employees through the door with ease, whether they are non-disabled or not.
Automatic doors are great as they allow access without additional assistance from any carers or passers-by.
They are great for providing suitable security features for all buildings due to their sensors.
Upgrading Manual Doors to be DDA compliant
Most automatic doors are often DDA and Equality Act compliant. However, sometimes things can be a little more complex with manual doors.
EAS (Equipment Authorisation System) offer services that keep manual door systems in place, but they can fit on an automation motor onto the existing entry.
These motors can be activated by individuals whenever they are needed.
For example, this means the door is often manually operated through regular push and pull; however, when a disabled or injured person requires some assistance, they will still activate the automated door of the premises. The door can still be accessible for all parties this way.
The motor equipment may take several forms, for example, a swipe key, a push pad or even a call button for those with much less physical ability or low energy. Our experts can discuss with you whichever option is most suitable for you and your position.
Do you want to find out more about the disability requirements for automatic doors? If you are looking for automatic door installations in Bedworth and Warwickshire contact our automation experts today.
Contact us today for further information on the Automated Access Systems and equipment that we offer. Our professionals can offer you advice, peace of mind and a cost-efficient free quote. We can have any door system or equipment installed for you as you need it.
Get in touch if you want to find out more about Automatic Shop Front Doors Installation in Bedworth and Warwickshire.