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Being a member of the ADIA means we want you to be getting business because of how we promote you. But sometimes you need to do a little bit of a boost to increase your chances of landing that contract:


  • Use the ADIA and DoorSafe logo (if you have passed!) on your email signatures and website with a link to your company profile. You can download these from the Members Area or email with the format you need.
  • Get yourself some stickers – Remember to put your ADIA van stickers on your vehicles. You can order some more from the ADIA shop. If you’ve passed the BS EN16005, you can also get DoorSafe stickers for products.
  • Get the contacts – Create a database of contacts that you want to get work from. Try and find first names too! Suppliers can use our Directory of members whilst Installers can get a discount with Barbour ABI who can provide business leads in your area.
  • Send a letter to your database of potential clients (see Members Area for template)
  • Stand out – write a short but detailed description for your Directory entry on the website and printed copy (50 words). Ensure your logos are sharp, modern and clean.
  • Promote your work with us – Send us photos of products or installation work and we will use them on our marketing material (including Directory and Our Members Work page)
  • Be social – Get on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn and document your work in photographs and articles, any special offers etc. but be professional! Want us to promote you? Let us know and we will share your content!
  • Get professional business cards – Newton Press can offer printing and design services for letterheads, flyers and more. And members get a discount!
  • Advertise for free – If you’re a supplier looking to sell products to ADIA Installer members, why not advertise for free on the quarterly email newsletter? You can even book an advertising space for a small fee in the Directory. And don’t forget that we will credit you for those images you send us!
  • Attend events, conferences and exhibitions – Even if you don’t necessarily meet your potential clients you will make contacts and this is key to growing any business.
  • Sell products within our shop or give members a discount – Simply email to discuss what you can offer other members.

Remember, the ADIA are always finding ways to contact various sectors to ensure they are made aware of our members, especially ones who have passed the BS EN16005, accredited by City & Guilds! 

When it comes to training, we want to ensure our members and their engineers get the most for their money. Which is why we train in smaller groups of engineers on our assessment days (usually 4-6 candidates). But why train small groups, less of the time? When we COULD train twenty people 5 days a week…


We like to ensure our training candidates are able to talk to our trainer and other course members comfortably.

If you have a question in a larger group, you are less likely to ask it. OR, which is usually the case, the trainer is less likely going to give you the opportunity to ask based on time.

Imagine if twenty people had a question instead of four? It’s too much information that you are bound to miss!


The more course dates, the more sparse the engineers will be. We have to have a minimum of four engineers for a course to run. We also keep the number of assessment dates to a few a month so we can make sure they are fully booked. We never like to cancel dates unless entirely necessary.


A trainer attempting to teach and assess dozens of engineers would water down the quality of the training provided. Which is why it is such an issue in schools and colleges that classes are getting larger as teachers and tutors are having less and less time with each individual student.

Our trainer is able to assess each engineer to the best quality giving them practical training and allowing them to demonstrate their skills. Which definitely wouldn’t be the case in a conference room with a slideshow!


It is not in the best interest of the association to run five courses a week. There would be no time to do anything else!

The ADIA are a small team which wish to focus on each stage of training and membership to the best of our ability.

If training daily were to occur, the DoorSafe Register, cards and certificates wouldn’t be sent out for weeks. Whereas we allow plenty of time to ensure the administrative side of the business is running smoothly too so you get the best service we can offer. And it also allows (should it ever occur) that if there was something wrong with a card, for example, we can get a new one sent out ASAP.


City & Guilds audit the association annually, allowing us to continue to improve our training. This has also been stepped up with the help of CSCS (as well as concerns regarding the standard of training). With the feedback in mind, we have made our training better than ever.

To book one of our courses visit

Action Doors install, service & repair automatic and manual door systems to commercial premises in the South East and Central London. We are looking for a further 2 x Automatic Door Engineer’s who are based within our working area to join our team.


  • Clean UK driving license
  • Physically fit, some lifting is involved
  • Presentable
  • Problem-solving attitude

Candidates need not necessarily have had experience in the door industry. We are looking for an engineer who has some electrical knowledge and a strong mechanical aptitude to intuitively be able to work through the possible causes to a door problem, and have a desire to fix these soundly. We work primarily with aluminium and a knowledge of fixing into metal is required.

As an independent company, we work with a variety of door equipment so the successful candidate must be of a calibre to relate their knowledge from training to familiar and not so familiar operating equipment, from different manufacturers. Candidates need to be polite, presentable and confident in speaking with our clients on site, to reassure and demonstrate work done.

The working week is Mon – Fri. When planning work in we have to consider each job’s urgency, mileage between sites, rush hour traffic, each engineer’s ability and van stock/location of parts. We try to keep the working day to within in a couple of hours of 7am-5pm 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. Some larger installations or quoted repair work is planned for weekends or overnight if stipulated by the client, and as part of a small team, each plays their part.

Once training has been provided and a sound workable knowledge of the door equipment and procedures has been attained, a van will be supplied and most working days will be spent travelling from site to site within the home counties or into Central London, working alone only meeting with colleagues on larger 2 man jobs when required. A mobile phone is provided to enable regular contact throughout the working day to update on progress, relay new works and for supportive technical advice when required.

This is a challenging and diverse position but for the right candidate can be very rewarding. Those engineers suited to the position have been with us many years.


  • Basic 45 hour week paid from leaving home to returning home.
  • Overtime paid after basic hours, for overnight and weekend working.
  • 20 days holidays, pro-rata from 1st April, and Bank holidays paid
  • Van and mobile phone for business use only
  • Company machine tools (hand tools not provided)

Wage flexible, depending on experience, competitive. Overtime can be frequent. Weekend call out cover on a rota basis.

DEADLINE: On going, until the positions are filled

Please send CV to Diana Stewart on

For further information of what Action Doors do candidates may wish to view our website

As you may have heard we have put together a course to assist engineers in developing their skills in servicing and maintaining automatic doors safely and effectively.

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.

Even for experienced engineers, there is still no harm in refreshing your memory and getting a certificate at the end of it. Completing this course will demonstrate to your clients the level of expertise you have acquired in servicing and maintaining their doors safely.

It doesn’t matter how long you have been working with automatic doors, as we can help you through each stage from fault finding to completing a risk assessment form.


Once you have completed all aspects of the course you will have achieved the following:

  • Recognising faults with automatic doors,
  • Knowing how to rectify the faults in accordance with the BS EN16005,
  • Recognising the components of automatic swing and slide doors,
  • Understanding  how to prevent incidents whilst servicing doors,
  • Understanding 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 (purchased separately) to complete a risk assessment when maintaining and servicing automatic doors.


The course will be £350 + VAT which includes:

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

This is the perfect starter for those who have entered the industry and will help build knowledge as well as grow skills for engineers. Don’t miss out! You can book your course here OR book a bundle with the BS EN16005

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

As with the BS EN16005 and BS 7036-0, the short answer is no it is not law…

HOWEVER not following the safety guidelines as illustrated by these standards may cause injury to the public resulting in later health issues for the injured person, court cases, large payouts and possible business closure.

The standards may not be law, but if it is found that the company working on automatic doors did not do everything in their power to create the safest environment possible, then they are liable. Risk assessments should always be completed as this IS law. More information on risk assessment law here.

Regarding automatic door signage specifically, this guideline is outlined in Section 11 of the BS7036-0 states that door signage “should be used to instruct and inform users to keep away from the space through which a power operated door travel.”

Basically, it is a warning sign to prevent the public from obstructing or injuring themselves via the doors. For example, should an automatic door not have the signage on it, the disabled or elderly may not be aware that it is automated. This can cause accidents and obstruction.

The BS EN16005 says, “Warning signs shall be used to draw the users’ attention to residual risks if any.”  The automatic doors are a risk in itself, so we advise that signage is placed at all times.

It also mentions within the BS 7036-0 that “responsibility for the continued display and maintenance of such signage lies with the building owner/occupier.” This would give the owner of the premises responsibility for any accidents that occur due to the lack of signage displayed. We would, therefore, advise members that when maintaining/installing automatic doors which have the signage removed, that you make a record of it within the log book.

Details on positioning and requirements of the signs are outlined within the BS 7036-0 which is covered when you take the BS EN16005 course and exam. You can read more about the BS EN16005 here. 

You can purchase signage via our shop

As you are aware, we are in the process of putting together our ADIA Directory for 2018/2019 and we want to offer new members a free advertising space if they join the association by 30th April 2018.

The Directory is a list of our members, by area, which is sent to over 5500:

  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Local Government/Councils
  • Health authorities

Included with the free A5 advert will be the company’s details, a short description of the services on offer, company logo and, if possible, promotional images credited to the company.

Simply complete the application form relevant to your company here:

But that isn’t it when you become a member of the ADIA. We also offer:

  • Free BS EN16005 for installer members who join (worth £450 + VAT)
  • Free online BS EN16005 for office staff for supplier members who join (worth £50 + VAT)
  • CSCS card when completing the BS EN16005 course and exam accredited by City & Guilds. Recognised by leading representatives within the construction industry.
  • Access to all of our courses which non-members are unable to sit.
  • Free online risk assessment servicing form allowing you to invoice for jobs on the day, save money and the environment.
  • Promotion via our Directory, DoorSafe Register (when engineers are trained to BS EN16005) and through communication to thousands of businesses who require automatic doors on a daily basis.
  • Discounts on a range of useful day to day services such as IT support, business leads, car hire and more.
  • Regular updates via email and letter on what we are doing as an association and what’s going on in the industry.
  • Free technical support from our qualified, experienced trainer.
  • Access to our shop with exclusive discounts on useful tools and items.
  • Growth of benefits but not to your subscription costs.

Below are some links you may find useful:



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email

Title: Trainee Reactive Technician

Reports to: Technical Operations Manager

Based at: Unit 30, The Glenmore Centre,

Waterwells Business Park,




Salary: DOE

Hours: 40+ hours over 5 days

Deadline: 15th March 2018


Prosale are the largest independently owned automatic door company in the South West of England.

We have three main divisions: Supply and install- mainly to the aluminium fabricator market; Supply only- to a large array of differing sized companies and our maintenance division.

We established our company in 2004 and have grown from strength to strength with our focus always on giving the best service in the industry. Our fundamental communication lines to our customers has ensured that those who use us stay with us. We consider our customers to be as much a part of our happy team as our employees.


Job purpose:

Servicing of automatic door operators and associated products; covering callouts and assisting with product installations as and when required.


Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  1. Attend callouts on sliding and swinging automatic doors as and when required in a professional manner.
  2. To assist in the installation of automatic door operators in a professional manner and to current standards.
  3. Maintain stock control and general tidiness of works’ van effectively
  4. Carry out general warehouse duties, including, but not limited to: stock control, order picking and packing and deliveries when required.
  5. Complete all paperwork in a legible and accurate way to ensure the office all know what has been carried out and (if applicable) what is left to carry out.
  6. Attend training to develop necessary knowledge and skills.
  7. Ensure work is always of excellent quality and take corrective measures when needed.
  8. Respond to ad hoc requests from members of the team.
  9. Attend meetings with other company teams as necessary to perform duties and aid the business and organisational development.
  10. There may be the occasional requirement to stay away from home at times when necessary, within the company guidelines.


Key Attributes:

  1. Excellent time keeping
  2. Reliable
  3. Technically minded
  4. Open to working on new equipment
  5. An ability to follow instruction
  6. An ability to think outside of the box and use initiative to problem solve
  7. Self-motivated
  8. Happy to work alone
  9. A drive to succeed
  10. Full, clean driving license
  11. Professional attitude and countenance
  12. Tidy and organised

To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter to

If you would like any further information regarding the role or have any queries, please email Matt at the address above who will be happy to contact you to discuss.

Members will have received an email containing their current Directory details. If there are amendments required please email them to or you can complete the below form.

Please note:

  • Company descriptions should be no longer than 50 words. If your current description (as seen on the online Directory) is more than 50 words, please send us a shortened version. Please inform us if you want to keep the website version longer. 
  • You can now give us an alternative email address for ADIA contact only.
  • Should you wish to advertise, you can select the size of your advertisement on the form. We will then issue an invoice with the specifications.
  • You can check if your logo is correct here. Please email a new logo if required.
  • We welcome any HQ photos of your work which will be credited and entered free of charge.
  • Any changes sent to us will be made on all databases unless specifically requested.
  • If you have joined AFTER the email was sent out then please await the reminder email to confirm your details

Please ensure you send any changes for the Directory by 30th June 2018. A reminder will be sent to you closer to the time.

Directory Update

  • This email address will not be published but will be used to ensure we are contacting the relevant contact directly.
  • Maximum 50 words
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
    HQ, professional photos only. These will be credited as your company within the directory but may be used in other marketing features.
  • Members can advertise a full or half page within the Directory. If you wish to sponsor the directory, please email Sponsorship includes: Front page mention with logo, Mention in the Director's message, Full page advertisement and Back page mention with logo
Promoting members is one of the many benefits of being an ADIA member. We try and do this via as many mediums as possible. For example:

  • Online Directory We promote a full list of ADIA members with a description of what they offer, their contact details as well as their DoorSafe profile (if any engineers have passed BS EN16005).


  • Printed Directory Each summer we send a printed version of the Directory with the same content as the online directory, however, this is posted directly to 5000 businesses across the UK who would have a use for our member’s automatic doors.We primarily promote those who have engineers who are listed on the DoorSafe Register, as they are trained in the health and safety of installation, service and maintenance of automatic doors. In addition, members can include a professional advertisement for a small fee or include HQ images (FOC). Members also get a copy of this.


  • DoorSafe Register – This is where we list any members who have sat the BS EN16005 accredited by City & Guilds. This includes the actual details of the engineers to ensure companies are hiring accredited engineers. This is why we encourage members to have all of their engineers trained with the accreditation.


  • Letters to companies and businesses across the UK – It is one thing promoting members but we also promote the safety of automatic doors and how they are installed and maintained. Which is why we regularly write to thousands of councils, NHS representatives, facilities management companies etc. to educate them on why automatic door safety is so important.


  • Our Members Work  – Members are more than welcome to send images that we can use across our marketing (including Directory)



  • Social media promotion – When members join, we announce it to the world of social media, namely Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. In addition, we are happy to share content through our social channels.


  • Newsletter promotion for supplier members – Supplier members are offered the opportunity to advertise in our quarterly e-newsletter free of charge.


  • Stalls for supplier members to promote their products to Installer – When we have events such as our AGM, we are happy to offer suppliers advertising space via a stall showcasing their products or services to installers in attendance.

Promoting the ADIA can also help your business. Simply email us and ask for an ADIA logo to include on your marketing tools or visit and purchase some more van stickers.

Are there any other ways you want to be promoted? Let us know. We are always open to suggestions. Don’t forget to email

One of the main questions we get is “what makes you different?”

Why would anyone pay more for our membership, when they can join another association for cheaper?

These are just some of the great reasons to be a part of the ADIA. But remember, there is nothing stopping you from having more than one membership! If there is something you feel we are missing, let us know!