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CITB are hosting webinars for employers who manage the training in their organisation and/ or who claim grants for training.

There will be subject experts to answer questions, and to show employers how to:

  • Find what grants they can claim for and how to claim, using CITB’s online services.
  • How employers can become an Approved Training Organisation to deliver in-house training and be eligible for automated grant payments.

They are free, last about an hour, and employers can attend them from any location with an internet connection.  Register in advance to avoid any delay in joining on the day by clicking on the date and time best for you. These dates and times are available on the CITB events page via the following link:

Industrial Door Solutions Ltd are a premier repair and maintenance company who are looking for a further Engineer to help cover our growing customer database. We are looking for a qualified automatic door, gate and barrier engineer to cover mainly the Midlands and Northern areas (must also be willing to cover nationwide)

The position is available for immediate start.

Industrial Door knowledge would also be essential.

The applicant would be based from home using our field engineer software system.


 • Full UK driving license

• Neat, punctual attitude

• Must be customer focused

• Must be a team player

• On call 1 in 7

• Overtime paid after basic hours, for overnight and weekend working.

• 20 days holidays, pro-rata from 1st April, and Bank holidays paid

• Company Power Tools (hand tools not provided)

•  Wage flexible, depending on experience, competitive. Overtime can be frequent.

When planning work in we have to consider each job’s urgency. but we need the candidate to understand we are only here because of our customers and as such we cannot always guarantee what time they’ll finish each day. We will need the candidate to be flexible.

Please send CV to Damien Blanchard

This isn’t a question we like to hear… But we do.

Training is important for any business to grow and develop, especially one that can put the public at risk.

We deliver training that gives engineers time to study and be assessed on their skills giving them access to a recognised accreditation AND a CSCS card.

This is why we ask employers to ensure engineers have been WORKING ON automatic doors for at least a year.

We are audited and assessed by both CSCS and City & Guilds. And we believe our CSCS card and City & Guilds accreditation means something. So, if your staff don’t have any practical experience, we have to turn them away as we cannot give untrained engineers a CSCS card. It may sound harsh, but we want the candidates to sit the right course and at the right time, not wasting your money. Which is why we offer trainee cards to members.


Another saying we hear from Directors and engineers who have run their automatic door company for decades!

We do understand the frustration of many members… There are businesses that have not had to worry about the Health & Safety that has come into play for the past few years. And if you’ve been doing it for this long, what can go wrong now?

Well, things have changed. There’s nothing we can do about that! All we can do is offer members the opportunity to train and show their skills. And this may be frustrating as it’s another expense to your company, but it is important that you are doing your job to the best ability, and if that means paying for training, then c’est la vie.

The public needs to be kept safe and it’s up to our members to have their staff trained to ensure this. We cannot force you BUT if anything goes wrong, we cannot help (as mentioned in our code of conduct).


No, the BS EN16005 is not law BUT it is an integral part of Health and Safety training to make sure people are safe and will not be injured, or even killed. Because if they are and the relevant training hasn’t been carried out, your company will be held liable. See this incident where an untrained gate engineer was sentenced for the death of a woman killed by a gate he installed.

More and more contractors and sites are looking for our CSCS card. It’s no good to have an Asbestos Awareness CSCS card when you are about to fit an automatic door anymore. Our card is SPECIFIC to automatic pedestrian doors, which is what is now being recognised across the country and promoted by CSCS.


All the information you need on the BS EN16005 can be found here, including a booking form.

As you are aware, General Data Protection Regulation is being enforced on the 25th May 2018.

With this in mind, we would like to ask non-members, who wish to receive updates on what we are up to, to sign up to our mailing list here. 

For members (who receive different information, updates and newsletters), please sign up here

Please note, we will still contact members through our direct email but if you unsubscribe you will not receive our marketing emails and newsletters.

ADIA Members can now receive discounted training on GDPR and data security.

This course is aimed at all staff members and provides:

• An introduction to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

• Data security steps that all staff can take to keep sensitive information safe


The e-Learning course has the following modules:

• What is meant by data protection

• What data protection regulations require of us

• Data Security levels

• Software threats and security measures

• Social threats and security measures

• Physical threats

• Your data protection responsibilities


Why you need this course

97% of data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are due to mistakes made by employees.   Whilst cyber-crime attacks by hackers are a serious risk,  your organisation is far more likely fall foul of data privacy regulations due to human errors by staff members.

The ICO also says that training staff in awareness of the requirements of the GDPR is a key step in demonstrating compliance.

This training programme will help you to meet these needs –  raising awareness of the GDPR, and reducing the likelihood of human errors when sensitive data is being handled by staff members.

Normally £25 + VAT but ADIA members will receive this course for just £20 + VAT.

For more information or to book a course and receive your discount please log into the member’s area for information or email

The ADIA are proud partners of CSCS! This was implemented to give members who have sat the BS EN16005, accredited by City & Guilds access to go on site. This means members who sit the BS EN16005 AND Health and Safety test, will not have to complete other courses to go on site to work on automatic pedestrian doors.

After facing hurdles, we have finalised assessments and tests to display each engineer’s competence when completing the BS EN16005.


  • Engineers can go on site,
  • No additional courses need to be taken to gain CSCS card,
  • Demonstrates theoretical and practical skills of ADIA members,
  • You can read more about why it is so important here.


The ADIA has created an online ADIA Health and Safety course that ALL engineers will need to complete before sitting the BS EN16005 course.

For those who:

  • are booking their refresher course or
  • need to renew their H&S certificate (four years after sitting exam)
  • If you have previously sat the BS EN16005/have an expired card and would now like an ADIA CSCS card and need to sit the Health & Safety test, please email

This certificate lasts four years.


  • Once the ADIA Health and Safety test (included in price) is completed, the engineer is then able to sit the BS EN16005 course and exam.
  • When they pass they will receive a card with the CSCS hologram as well as City & Guilds logo.
  • The accreditation lasts four years. After this, engineers will have to sit the refresher course and Health and Safety test. 
  • If you have previously sat the BS EN16005 but would now like an ADIA CSCS card, please email


Engineers will have to complete this form  if they have:

  • a card that has expired,
  • lost their card or
  • if you would now like an ADIA CSCS card, please email

Cards are renewable annually.


  • For those who have sat the BS EN16005 four years ago.
  • Health & Safety test will need to be completed separately, if not already completed.
  • Includes BS EN16005 online training, assessment and training day plus exam.
  • CSCS card given and City & Guilds accreditation updated.

TRAINEES/APPRENTICES CARD – £150 + VAT (credited back to payee on BS EN16005 application)

This card will allow learners to go on-site supervised by a qualified technician.  This card will be valid for 1 year and is not renewable.

Trainees will need to do the health and safety test before the card is issued and complete the BS EN16005 within the 12 months’ period.

All BS EN16005 courses will include the health and safety test and MUST be completed.

We hope you will welcome this development of the BS EN16005 and the opportunities it offers members. CSCS will be contacting thousands of businesses across the UK to let them know that BS EN16005 is now recognised.















To coincide with our Service & Maintenance Course  we have created an online servicing forms!

Gone are the days of paper wastage, filing systems and filling out forms (unless of course you wish to purchase our servicing pads from the shop)!

This brand-new web app is designed to make the lives of engineers and office staff easier. Those on site will now be able to:

  • Save time by sending forms easily to your company,
  • Invoice the same day! No more waiting for servicing forms through the post,
  • Send and receive forms quicker,
  • Ensure competency by completing each form in accordance with the BS EN16005.

Every company will get their own link to a servicing form which adheres to the requirements as set by the BS EN16005. When the engineer submits this, it will automatically email to your office email (provided when form creation is requested) and will display your company logo at the top of of the PDF form. Which then in turn you can forward to a client or keep for your records.

Forms will also be saved on our databases and should you lose internet whilst completing the form, the information previously completed will be backed up.

To get your company web app link please complete this form.

You can see how to add your form to your device’s home screen here

Do you work on automatic pedestrian doors?

If so, you will, at some point, be asked to show a CSCS card that proves this. This is because you now need to show that the job you are carrying out on site is what is written on your card.

No longer will any CSCS card do.

And that is something the Automatic Door Installation Association have worked alongside CSCS to work on and provide with the BS EN16005 (accredited by City & Guilds).



  1. Our BS EN16005 course is one day only so you aren’t off-site for long!
  2. We have practical assessments so engineers physically show their knowledge.
  3. No other qualifications are required, even if you are a trainee (more on that later!) You just need one years’ experience to get the ADIA CSCS card.
  4. It is an alternative to doing an NVQ which can be time consuming and expensive.
  5. We have kept it simple with two cards– a trainee card and our very own CSCS skilled worker card.
  6. You will be featured on the ADIA DoorSafe Register which lists our City & Guilds accredited engineers.


The ADIA have developed and pushed training to ensure that engineers with over one years’ worth of experience can demonstrate their skills in real life situations on automatic pedestrian doors.

Our training includes self-study, theory and practical assessments which includes service, repair and installation (on real automatic doors) of the BS EN16005 and BS 7036-0, all of which has been approved by both City & Guilds and CSCS. This is all assessed thoroughly by our qualified, experienced trainer.

It has been implied that the ADIA CSCS card is obtained simply by doing an online test with no means of proving that the engineer can demonstrate their skills. However, this is simply not true. Our training and practical assessments DOcover installation and repair (as well as servicing, maintaining, commissioning and surveying) on automatic doors for unsupervised workers. We also have a CSCS scheme for less experienced workers which you can see below.

Here is a step by step to the training and assessment process.



Should you have been working on automatic doors for less than a year, you can obtain a trainee card.

This card allows learners to go on-site supervised by a qualified technician.  This card will be valid for 1 year and is not renewable.

Trainees will need to do the health and safety test before the card is issued and complete the BS EN16005 within the 12 months’ period.

All BS EN16005 courses will include the health and safety test and MUST be completed.

You can apply for a trainee card here.



Once engineers have completed all stages of the training and assessments including a Health & Safety test, they will receive a City & Guilds accreditation, CSCS card, Health and Safety certificate, BS EN16005 certificate and be listed on our DoorSafe Register as a skilled worker.



We are an alternative scheme to the NVQ but are just as valid.

Our BS EN16005 covers automatic pedestrian doors only which is perfect for those focussing on that area of the industry only.

However, if you require an NVQ for industrial or garage doors etc., you can contact an outside assessor to discuss this.

If you have an old BS EN16005 engineer card and wish to upgrade to a CSCS card or want to discuss training further, please contact


You can read more about the CSCS partnership here.