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  • DoorSafe Starter packs (x5 ADIA Logbook, Slide/Fold Assessment Pad, Swing Assessment Pad, x4  DoorSafe Van Stickers, x1 sheet of foil stickers)

    WAS: £52 + VAT
    NOW: £45 + VAT

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  • Engineer Toolkits (3m ADIA tape measure, Force Gauge and ADIA test body)

    WAS: £100 + VAT
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  • Swing and Slide/Fold Assessment Pads (sold individually)

    WAS: £9.50 + VAT
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Last orders will be sent out 18th December 2017. Shop orders will resume in the new year.

For £450 + VAT employers are able to ensure their automatic door technician has received thorough training and guidance for the BS EN16005.

Once the candidate has completed an ADIA Health & Safety test (required by CSCS), they will be able to start their BS EN16005 studies.

As well as online independent study, engineers are also required to attend an assessment day where our trainer will go over many aspects of the BS EN16005. The group will then have to complete practical assessments to demonstrate their knowledge in a real life situation on a variety of door types.  This is to ensure they have the understanding and knowledge of safety procedures when installing and maintaining automatic doors. Once the trainer is happy with the completion of the assessments, an exam is taken as a final step to show the theory of automatic door safety is understood.

Without this training you could be paying a much higher price.

For example, an article in the Telegraph described the claims from accidents at popular tourist destinations such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A payout of £23,651 and legal fees of £29,863 were made to a woman who was injured in a revolving doo at this popular destination. Another example of a payout was to a man who was injured by a sliding door at a leading supermarket for £3,500 which could train at least 6 automatic door engineers.

It takes one accident to damage the reputation of a company and could ruin someone’s life. An automatic gate engineer is now in prison for not properly installing a gate that resulted in the death of Jill Lunn.

Ensure ALL of your engineers sit the BS EN16005 accredited by City & Guilds and receieve their CSCS cards. Those hiring should check if they are listed on the DoorSafe Register before employing anyone to work on their doors.


You can see more of our courses here.


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In May 2017, we emailed members a survey advising them that the association were intending on creating a Code of Conduct for members. The survey was to see whether members would find this useful and who would like to be involved in returning their feedback.

This code of conduct is a set of rules outlining the responsibilities and proper practices for our members. This is to protect your business and inform members of what is expected of them.  It articulates the values the association wishes to promote defining the desired behaviour.

Additionally, it is a central guide and reference for members to support your day-to-day decision making. This code encourages discussions of ethics and compliance, sanctioning your employees to handle principled predicaments that they may encounter in everyday work. It will serve as a valuable reference, helping your employees understand the need for relevant documents, training, services and other resources related to ethics within the association.

After discussions with solicitors and the members who returned feedback, we have enclosed our final code of conduct.

All members are bound by the Code of Conduct, a copy of which can be found here. Please read this Code of Conduct carefully as well as the ADIA Membership Terms and Conditions which can also be found on the website.

We hope you will embrace this development in ensuring the professionalism of the association and our membership.

Whether the BS EN16005 has been taken by your engineers or not, this is a great starting point for newer engineers and the best way to push experience and certifications to the next level.


By the end of the course, you and your engineers will be able to:

  • Recognise faults with automatic doors,
  • Know how to rectify the faults in accordance with the BS EN16005,
  • Recognise the components of automatic swing and slide doors,
  • Understand how to prevent incidents whilst servicing doors,
  • Understand what a risk assessment is and why it is important to comply with the BS EN16005,
  • How to complete an ADIA automatic door risk assessment form,
  • How to use your toolkit to complete risk assessment when maintaining and servicing automatic doors.

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate to display your understanding of the Service and Maintenance Course.


The answer is always “yes!” when it comes to training you and your staff.

Our brand-new Service and Maintenance course is one of a kind. There are NO other courses out there that can offer what we do.

And that is why It is so perfect for those who wish to gain or simply extend their knowledge and training in automatic door servicing and maintenance.

We know that there have been many changes within the industry over the past few years and we want to help your business transition into all aspects of automatic doors in the safest and quickest way possible.

Know it all already? There is still no harm in refreshing your memory and getting a certificate at the end of it, right? You will simply gain a selection of tools and resources that will really push your business to the next level and show your clients the level of expertise you want to demonstrate.

So, no matter how long you have been working with automatic doors, you can never learn too much! Who said you can’t teach an old (or not so old) dog new tricks?

The only thing we ask is that engineers must be working within an automatic door company for a minimum of six months. Get your trainee CSCS card here!


The course will be £350 + VAT which includes:

  • ADIA e-learning Fault Finding Course (worth £150 + VAT),
  • Online self-study and learning with quizzes and mock exams,
  • Practical training day with assessments and final exam including lunch.


  • Engineer toolkit candidates needed to service & maintain the automatic doors including a newton meter, ADIA tape measure and an ADIA Test Box  (£100 +VAT).

The course is for ADIA members only. Join here to become a member. 


We will be publishing the link to the application when the course is live. Courses must be paid for before having access to course material.  This is not a part of the ADIA BS EN16005 Course and Exam, accredited by City & Guilds although we do recommend you take the BS EN16005 course. Terms and conditions apply.

This role is as a Technical Sales Account Management role at Boon Edam Ireland’s Dublin office.

Primarily to look after and manage current client base for automatic sliding and swing door systems

There is room for growth through proactive actions but very briefly the key attributes we are looking for are:

The remuneration is heavily dependent on who we find, depending on their experience and knowledge of the market, products and processes.

Ideally starting in January 2018.

Please send CV to

CSCS cards are becoming more and more prominent across UK construction sites and industry staff. The CSCS card scheme was set up to increase working standards on UK construction sites. And this shouldn’t stop at the construction of a business establishment but also the servicing and maintenance of all of the building’s components. And in this case more prominently automatic doors.

Automatic doors are a feature that is often overlooked regarding its safety and the risks they possess. However, with the death of a woman who was crushed by an automatic gate and previous deaths from injury via automatic doors, we as an association feel it is important that anyone working on pedestrian doors, receive their BS EN16005, accredited by City & Guilds and receive an ADIA CSCS card.

The concept being that if an automatic door engineer acquires the basics of health and safety knowledge applicable to automatic doors demonstrating this knowledge by passing the CSCS approved ADIA Health and Safety test, and gains the BS EN16005 accredited by City & Guilds they will be issued with an ADIA CSCS card.


Even if you are confident of your competency and skills, without the ADIA CSCS card you may be turned away from site. This is because leading representatives of the construction industry such as Build UK are now actively looking for engineers who have the BS EN16005 accredited by City & Guilds.

Even if you have a CSCS card in other sectors, you may still be turned away from site.


Having an authorised card carrying workforce is more important to contractors than ever before. Getting the ADIA CSCS card is a simple way of proving your competence and specialist skills and enabling you quick access onto site.

• Book and complete the ADIA Health & Safety test
• Complete BS EN16005 e-learning course
• Attending assessment and exam day
• Receive CSCS card, certificate with City & Guilds Accreditation.

The possession of an ADIA CSCS card may increase the prospects of winning contracts for sole traders and small companies. Additionally, it enables all firms, small and large, to demonstrate they have qualified staff.

You can upgrade your training by emailing and I will contact you with the relevant information. However, if you have not completed the course, please visit Installer members get one free BS EN16005 course and exam.

We are coming to the end of 2017 (time flies, huh?!) meaning that there are many automatic door engineers who are due to have their City & Guilds accreditation renewed. But never fear!

The ADIA have now finalised details for the BS EN 16005 Refresher Course.

Here’s what is included:

  • Online study taking engineers back over the standard.
  • Approximately 2 hours assessment at a training centre near you. Engineers can then demonstrate their skills and knowledge using REAL automatic doors.
  • One hour exam (although usually completed in less than that!). Results are given straight away, no waiting around!
  • You will receive a new CSCS card (as the ADIA Health and Safety test must have been completed before any BS EN16005 course is taken), with a new City & Guilds number and certificate. These cards can be renewed annually until the next four years is up!
  • We will update our DoorSafe Register which we use to promote trained members to thousands of businesses across the UK.

If you have engineers who have left the company, update us!

Important information:

  • The course lasts up to 3 hours…
  • And is only for those who have completed the ADIA BS EN16005 course and exam. You cannot sit the refresher course if you have sat another BS EN16005 not provided by us.
  • Payment must be made before sitting the course. 
  • To run the course we must have a minimum of four engineers sitting the assessment and exam.
  • You must be an ADIA member to sit any of our courses, including our refresher course. So, even if you were a member and left, you will have to re-join to get the benefits of a shiny new CSCS card!
  • Engineers must sit the ADIA Health & Safety test before taking the refresher course.
  • Refresher courses will happen in the afternoon after a full BS EN16005 assessment course has been completed. You can see dates here.
  • BS EN16005 terms and conditions apply. 

If You Do Not Sit the Refresher:

  • You will not be able to renew your card.
  • Your City & Guilds accreditation will be expired.
  • Your company/engineer will no longer be promoted on DoorSafe.

A little reminder of why our BS EN16005 is awesome:


On the 25th May 2018, Europe’s data protection rules will undergo some of the laragest changes that have happened in the past two decades. The General Data Protection Regulation will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of customers. 

Below is an overview of GDPR by ISO who have written a full guide on their website. 

This overview highlights the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations understand the new legal framework in the EU. It explains the similarities with the existing UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and describes some of the new and different requirements. It is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

This is a living document and we are working to expand it in key areas. It includes links to relevant sections of the GDPR itself, to other ICO guidance and to guidance produced by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. The Working Party includes representatives of the data protection authorities from each EU member state, and the ICO is the UK’s representative.

The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

The ICO is committed to assisting businesses and public bodies to prepare to meet the requirements of the GDPR ahead of May 2018 and beyond. We acknowledge that there may still be questions about how the GDPR would apply in the UK on leaving the EU, but this should not distract from the important task of compliance with the GDPR.

With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations, and to individuals. The ICO’s role has always involved working closely with regulators in other countries, and that will continue to be the case. Having clear laws with safeguards in place is more important than ever given the growing digital economy, and we will work with government to stay at the centre of these conversations about the long term future of UK data protection law and to provide our advice and counsel where appropriate.

Who does the GDPR apply to?

  • The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The definitions are broadly the same as under the DPA – ie the controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf. If you are currently subject to the DPA, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.

    If you are a processor, the GDPR places specific legal obligations on you; for example, you are required to maintain records of personal data and processing activities. You will have significantly more legal liability if you are responsible for a breach. These obligations for processors are a new requirement under the GDPR.

    However, if you are a controller, you are not relieved of your obligations where a processor is involved – the GDPR places further obligations on you to ensure your contracts with processors comply with the GDPR.

  • The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.
  • The GDPR does not apply to certain activities including processing covered by the Law Enforcement Directive, processing for national security purposes and processing carried out by individuals purely for personal/household activities.

You can read more here  

Door Industry Journal recently published this article from dhf regarding a gate engineer, Robert Churchyard, who has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. In addition to prison time, the company (who have been named as Garage Doors and Gates Ltd) are receiving a £12,000 fine. This is the first time that an individual has received a custodial sentence for an accident involving an unsafe automated gate and as explained by dhf General Manager, Michael Skelding.

The reason?

56-year-old Jill Lunn was killed when she suffered a heart attack after being crushed by a metal gate which weighed about a third of a tonne.

Jill Lunn was killed when the automatic gate toppled on her (Image: ARCHANT\\KellyA2)

The jury was informed that the gate, which was designed to be both automatic and manual, but fell because safety-stop devices were not fitted to prevent it sliding off a steel track on the ground when opened by hand.

When the remote-controlled mechanism failed, the court heard, Mrs Lunn pulled the gate open and it fell on her.

The gate at her home in Blofield Heath, near Norwich (Image: James Bass/Archant)

Churchyard had claimed it was not him but Mrs Lunn’s family which had removed the stop. This was rejected by the jury.

At a separate trial in 2016, Churchyard was found guilty of violating health and safety rules.

Garage Doors and Gates Ltd admitted three counts of failing to comply with a requirement under the Supply of Machinery (Safety) regulations at an earlier hearing.

After the sentencing, Detective Sergeant Darren Reade said, “Jill’s death should never have happened.

“If Churchyard had undertaken all the safety work expected of him then she would have been protected from the gate breaking in such a way.

“By claiming that the family themselves had removed the stop he lied about fitting, he caused further distress to her family.”


Although the ADIA does not train gate engineers, this case has proved that real consequences can occur when proper training is not given.

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure crucial product training is given in-house or from the supplier. They should also make sure BS EN16005 training is given. This will safeguard the engineers in getting the relevant knowledge they require. The ADIA provide training to members in the BS EN16005 and BS 7036-0 as well as a service and maintenance course.

The ADIA BS EN16005 is accredited by City & Guilds and is in partnership with CSCS. For more information please email

To become a member and receive the benefit of a free BS EN16005 (Installer members only) and access to all of our courses, please join here.

Sources: Door Industry Journal, BBC, Mirror



Sites run by Build UK members will be checking the certification cards of all their workers on site, including both CSCS and Partner Card Schemes.

To ensure that sites are provided with the correct information, Build UK have been given a list of Partner Card Schemes and the cards those schemes issue, including the ADIA BS EN16005 CSCS Partnership scheme.

Therefore, if you work with any Build UK members it is imperative that you complete the ADIA BS EN16005 course and exam, accredited by City & Guilds to ensure you get your CSCS card and get on site.

The ADIA CSCS card demonstrates that the engineer has proved they are capable of fitting automatic doors, according to the BS EN16005 and BS 7036-0. These standards are studied and put into practice with our e-learning course and assessment day. There are several practical assessments that take place on a training day, which validate the skills of those who have been working on automatic doors for over a year. The day is completed with an exam finalising the knowledge required to safely work on automatic doors.

However, if you are working with an automatic door company and haven’t been working on automatic doors for one or more years you can apply for the ADIA Trainee CSCS card. This card will allow learners to go on-site supervised by a qualified technician so they can grow their competence whilst working on automatic doors. This card will be valid for 1 year and is not renewable. Once the engineer has been working on doors for a year or more, the fee for the card will then be deducted from the BS EN16005 course.

In addition to the BS EN16005, engineers can also apply for our Service and Maintenance course in order to develop their skills and knowledge.

It is perfect for those who wish to gain or simply extend their knowledge and training in automatic door servicing and maintenance. It includes:

  • ADIA Fault Finding Course (worth £150 + VAT),
  • Online self-study and learning with quizzes and mock exams,
  • Practical training day with assessments and final exam including lunch,
  • Engineer toolkit candidates need to service & maintain the automatic doors including a newton meter, ADIA tape measure and an ADIA Test Box (worth £100 +VAT).

This is the perfect stepping stone to the BS EN16005 but is also a great course for those who wish to advance their skills and knowledge.

Build UK is the principal representative organisation for the UK construction industry, representing over 11,500 Specialist Contractors.