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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.

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Sources

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Sometimes it is easy to forget that your job isn’t just about making money. It’s important to remember that the reason why automatic doors exist and why your business exists is because it of public demand (as well as legal requirement for businesses).

With the increase of the elderly and disabled in the UK and the amazing effort being given to help them enjoy everyday amenities it is imperative that their safety, as well as the safety of the public in general, is considered.

Your potential clients are looking for door companies who aren’t going to get them in trouble with health and safety inspections or, more importantly, going to get their customers injured. That is where you need to stand out and show your skill and consideration to these factors.

How can the ADIA help you keep the public (and your business’ integrity) safe?

  • We are the only association that has the BS EN16005 accredited by City & Guilds. This means C&G have approved our training methods and the exam process ensuring that members get the information they need. We give Installer members one course and exam free. Once engineers pass the company and their accredited technicians will be added to the DoorSafe Register.
  • Our benefits include a discounted online UKATA asbestos course developing the awareness for a deadly killer.
  • The ADIA have an NVQ programme to assist in the process of getting automatic door engineers online by observing the methods and skills of the applicant.
  • We are in the process of field-testing our fault-finding course as well as the BS EN16005 online which will be available to members soon. This illustrates how important it is to use to create ease and increase knowledge to our members.
  • ADIA members can get a discounted Electrical Safe Isolation course to help improve their safety knowledge.

 

So if public safety and standing out to customers is important to you, become an ADIA member and make the use of our incredible benefits. Join today.