If automatic doors are not installed correctly or regularly maintained, they can malfunction. In addition, if the right safety measures aren’t installed or serviced the doors at some point will cause harm.
It may not even necessarily be the installation that is the issue. It can also be that the door has been poorly maintained, not inspected on a regular basis, and have defective sensors or pieces. This can result not only in damage to property but may cause physical injury to unwary customers.
Injuries to the Hands and Wrists
Hands and wrists sprain and fractures are a common complaint following an automatic door accident. The upper extremities are the first line of defence from the impact caused by closing automatic doors. Therefore, the hands and the wrists receive a reasonable amount of pressure and get injured from this.
Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Too much impact from abrupt closing of automatic doors may cause an individual to fall. Depending on how heavy the fall is, a person may obtain mild bruises on the lower part of the back and worse, may get a fractured spinal cord and dislocated discs.
One-fourth of the reported cases of spinal cord injuries are caused by falls. A significant percentage of these falls happen because of being hit by automatic doors.
Also, a direct blow to the back and the top part of the head can be reasons for back pains and injuries.
Parts of the face are also vulnerable to damages due to dysfunctional automatic doors. These power operated doors may hit on a person’s nose forcefully. Such powerful impact on a fragile body part like the nose may rupture its tissues. If bleeding, bruises, swelling, and difficulty breathing happens after the impact, the likelihood of a nose fracture is high.
Traumatic Brain Injury
The head is a delicate part of the body because it contains the brain. If an object strikes the head with a powerful impact, the brain may get deformed, traumatized and may not function as it should be.
Such brain injury can happen because the head is one body part that may initially be knocked by automatic doors.
An amputation is the removal of a limb or a part of the limb after being smashed. Impossible as it may seem, this is one of the most typical automatic door-related injury and more frequently, children under the age of four severely suffer from it.
In most cases, the fingers get amputated after being crushed by these power-operated doors.
Because of the increasing number of these accidents and injuries, automatic doors today are designed to be safer to use than before. Microwave, infrared, and a mixture of both are now being utilized to make sensors detect approaching individuals more accurately and react more rapidly to it. With this improvement, the public can now expect a more secure and protected environment.
If someone is injured in any of the above incidents, it is likely that a claim may be made against them to both the establishment and to the company who was to be maintaining the door to the correct legal standard, the BS EN16005.
This safety standard is part of the Machine Directive, a legal documentation that should be followed when installing and maintaining automatic doors. Should your company not adhere to these requirements, your business may be at stake due to the high cost that is to pay out to accident claims and legal fees.
What You Can Do
If you’re not wishing to risk the safety of the public, money or reputation, the best thing to do is to ensure all of your automatic door engineers are trained to the BS EN16005 as well as our other courses.
If your engineers have at least one year’s experience working with automatic doors they can complete the BS EN16005. Alternatively, if there are still requirements for automatic door knowledge to be developed, we recommend that candidates take our Service & Maintenance course.
Keep training, don’t take shortcuts, encourage constant team development. Keep doors safe!
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For example, we offer members:
- The opportunity to receive City & Guilds accreditation with the ADIA BS EN16005 and ADIA Service & Maintenance course.
- Access to the ADIA Diplomas which include a range of courses that will train and demonstrate the skills of your workers.
- Free promotion on our website and DoorSafe Register (for those who have passed the BS EN16005). We direct enquiries and business leads to the DoorSafe Register explaining that these companies listed are those who have received BS EN16005 training and have awareness of the safety procedures as set out by the standard.
- Additional promotion through our printed annual directory sent to over 4500 businesses across the UK.
- Opportunity to advertise in the Directory for a small fee (to cover printing costs).
- Free advertising for suppliers in our quarterly newsletter.
- Invitations to events giving our members plenty of opportunity to networking and promote their products as well as meeting the ADIA team.
- Access to the ADIA Shop which offers products at a discounted rate.
- Discounted products and services such as the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme) Diploma and Citation.
- Regular industry updates via email.
And that isn’t all! You can see more benefits here.
Be sure to make use of your benefits and you will feel the wonders of ADIA membership.
You can do this by:
- Taking our courses to receive a range of certifications and a CSCS card. This will demonstrate your seriousness for Health & Safety and abiding the standards illustrated within the BS EN16005 and BS 7036-0.
- Keeping your contact information up to date so that companies know how to get in touch.
- Providing logos and photos to be used on marketing material and the website.
- Provide a simple yet effective company description for the Directory and website that will encourage your potential clients to choose you over your competitors.
- Using discounts to save your company money.
- Attend events, leave flyers and hand our your business cards so that other members can work with you on future projects.
For more information on membership or if you have any suggestion on benefits you would like to see from the association, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please forward your CV by the 30th November 2018 to Erin email@example.com
- Full UK driving licence
- Smart appearance with an excellent customer service focus
- Must be able to work alone or as part of a team
- On call rota
- Good overall knowledge of automatic doors
- Based in the Kent area
- Negotiable Salary with Overtime – OTE 45K+
- Private use of company vehicle
- 25 Days holiday plus bank holidays
- Uniform and power tools supplied
- Excellent working environment with one of the best teams in the UK
Contact: David Campbell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01621 840970
However, due to the continued opposition,from January 2020 we can now only offer the ADIA CSCS cards to those who have already got the card or those who have completed an NVQ as well as the BS EN16005 and Health & Safety test. If you do not have an NVQ you will receive an ADIA Engineer card displaying their City & Guilds information only.
We would like to emphasise that the CSCS card is incredibly important to your business and that this change is not negative. This is a step towards making the industry safer and if other bodies feel this what is required to ensure those who get on site are trained to their maximum capability, we are willing to assist in making this so.
Details on the NVQ and how to obtain one will be released soon, in the meantime, you can still have your engineers get a BS EN16005 ADIA CSCS card before NVQs become a requirement.
The partnership with CSCS has not ended and all cards issued up to December 2019 will continue to be renewed without the requirement of an NVQ.
To get your CSCS BS EN16005 before 31st December 2019 please contact our training manager Paul and apply before December 2019. The price of the ADIA BS EN16005 has been reduced to £350+ VAT.
- ADIA Installation of Pedestrian Doorsets Course
- ADIA Surveying & Estimating Course
- ADIA Online Commissioning Course
- ADIA Online Risk Assessment Course
Once your engineers have passed these fantastic courses you can promote their certifications thus attracting the attention of new clients.
We have updated our courses page to contain some more information on what you will achieve with each course and a break down of our what types of courses we have on offer (All Courses, BS EN16005 Courses, Practical Courses and Online Courses). Click here to explore the new pages and familiarise yourself with the new layout.
It doesn’t stop at four new courses though…
The ADIA is now offering Diplomas which you will receive on completion of selected courses (including the above).
The Diplomas are as follows. Click on the links below and to view the details of the Diplomas.
- ADIA Service & Repair of Pedestrian Doorsets Diploma
- ADIA Installation of Pedestrian Doorsets Diploma
- ADIA Surveying & Estimating of Pedestrian Doorsets Diploma
- ADIA Service, Repair, Installation, Surveying & Estimating of Pedestrian Doorsets Diploma
These Diplomas will give engineers (both new and experienced) the key milestone within their professional career and your business development. Other notable benefits of getting a Diploma will be making your company more desirable to potential customers. Your engineers will be acquiring new skills and competencies to be able to effectively work within the automatic door industry to a standard in which you can make a positive and beneficial contribution to the organisation.
We’ve made booking your courses even easier!
Now you can select the training dates of your choice whilst booking. You can also change the training date online.
Not only that but engineers are able to create their own username and password giving more control of their self-study platform! No longer will you have to rely on the ADIA to send you your login details. Once we have received payment for your courses your details will be activated which you will be notified via email.
BS EN16005 PRICE CUT
With the launch of so many more new courses, the ADIA BS EN16005 accredited by Cty & Guilds course is now back to the original price of £350 + VAT, saving you £100 + VAT.
Currently, this will still include the online self-study, a free copy of the standard, 1-day assessment, training and exam, CSCS card with the DoorSafe lanyard with City & Guilds accreditation and certificate.
If you currently have a training invoice outstanding, we will be reducing this invoice amount and sending an amended invoice shortly.
FREE COURSE EACH YEAR FOR INSTALLER MEMBERS
As from January 2019, ADIA Installer members will be able to book one course free of charge each year (excluding Diplomas).
Members are advised to make use of this free course as they will not be rolled over or exchanged for monetary value.
In addition, members will now only be able to use their free courses after a minimum of three months.
You can view our terms and conditions here.
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact email@example.com
Here are 10 benefits of training your staff and automatic door engineers:
- Your engineers and staff will have a better understanding of the tasks they undertake on a daily basis, allowing them to do their job to their highest capability.
- By allowing your engineers and employees to be trained, they will be able to see that you value them enough to invest in them, helping you retain your staff with little staff turnover.
- You can choose the skills you wish your employees to grow such as service and maintenance or BS EN16005 for office staff. By targeting skills you can meet the needs of your operation.
- By training your staff you can provide better customer service as well as improved work safety practices and productivity.
Your engineers will be able to improve their existing skills and acquire new ones. This will, in turn, increase their contribution to the business as well as build their confidence.
- By training your staff you can take them into other positions within the organisation meaning you will no longer have to hire multiple engineers when you have the whole package in a few selected people!
- Keeping your staff upskilled will allow them to be able to complete various new tasks keeping them motivated with a variety of opportunities within the business.
- Reducing faults and eliminating customer complaints with streamlined processes and more competent staff will increase your desirability as a company.
- Training will allow your engineers to address any weaknesses and increase their confidence in certain aspects of their role. By training all of your engineers in the same courses you will bring them to a higher level of knowledge so they all have similar skills.
- By booking your engineers onto our training courses or Diplomas, you will reduce any weak links within the company who rely heavily on others to complete basic work tasks. This will provide knowledgeable staff with employees who can take over for one another as needed, work in teams or work independently without constant help and supervision from others making your business more efficient than ever.
You can view all of our courses here.
Whether you came to the AGM last week or were unable to make it, we like to be sure that you are updated with what we discussed to ensure you are kept informed of what we have done for members and what we intend to do to make your membership the best it can possibly be.
But first, we must thank all those who attended the golf day and AGM whilst congratulating Jason Lill of SDG for winning the golf competition! We hope that all competitors had a great time and dinner guests enjoyed their three-course meal that evening.
As for the Meeting itself, we were incredibly happy with the feedback and are positive that members will be impressed by what we have achieved and planned for the very near future.
First to speak was The Association Director, Anne Saxby who gave guests an update on how the association is continuing to grow and improve, what benefits we’ve introduced, including discounts and business assistance.
This included offering Installer members one free BS EN16005 every year (to be refreshed each January) as from 2019. This will save members HUNDREDS of pounds a year. See more of what Anne talked about here and be kept in the loop of association goings on!
Following Anne, our training manager, Paul Saxby, discussed the extraordinary benefits of our current courses as well as how we have improved them to make members lives easier.
It was also explained why certain changes to the training have helped developed candidates’ knowledge of the BS EN16005 and Service and Maintenance.
Paul also informed guests that we have several new courses coming your way! Exciting times right?! Well, you can view more information on what we have in store for you here. Of course, we will be doing an independent email and web update VERY soon so please keep your eyes peeled for that.
Our other guest speakers were invited to offer guidance and tips on how services within the industry can help their business. For example, Patrick Caroll of Citation talked about how our members can protect their business and money by following certain employment and HR law practices. You can see his presentation here and the benefits of using Citation here.
James Thomas from CITB discussed how members can obtain training grants, again saving members money on developing their skills. James was followed by Alan O’Neile from CSCS.
Mike Coggins, member and part of the trailblazers committee gave an update which outlined where the committee was with putting together the apprenticeships and what is required for it to be completed.
We were incredibly happy attendees asked questions and raised valid points throughout the day which demonstrates the benefits of attending meetings such as this. We hope to see more of you at our next event which we will be letting you know about shortly.
Please feel free to ask any questions about the AGM or any of the content that was discussed on the day. Also be sure to watch out for our training update.