We are happy to announce that we have now received City & Guilds accreditations for all of our practical courses! This includes:
- ADIA BS EN16005 & BS7036-0 Accredited by City & Guilds
- ADIA Service & Maintenance Course Accredited by City & Guilds
- ADIA Installation of Pedestrian Doorsets Accredited by City & Guilds
- ADIA Surveying and Estimating Course Accredited by City & Guilds
What does having an accreditation mean?
Having an accreditation shows that our courses meet the City & Guilds benchmark giving external validation from their respected global brand. City & Guilds Accreditations are only awarded to the highest quality training, demonstrating our commitment to excellence, making our trained members stand out from their competitors.
When the City & Guilds Quality Consultant reviews our accredited courses against their Accreditation benchmark, we receive detailed feedback and advice on areas that might need improvement and how to build this into our existing quality systems. With this feedback and advice, we improve and develop our training to ensure it reaches the standards that are expected.
Being able to promote the City & Guilds Accreditation will clearly demonstrate to both your engineers and your clients that your work is of the highest quality and therefore ensures the safety of the public when working on automatic doors.
If you have previously completed any of these courses before an accreditation was received, please email email@example.com for a new certificate with your C&G number and logo.
See more of our courses here
25% OFF ADIA SHOP
Stock up on test boxes, engineer toolkits, door stickers and more with our 25% off discount code for ADIA members!
- This is for members only, please apply for membership to receive access to the ADIA shop. See our membership special offer below.
- When checking out, simply enter code blackfriday25 and you will receive your discount.
- Payment must be made by Friday 23rd November in order to receive this offer. The coupon will not be valid after this date.
- Payment can be made via invoice or through PayPal Express.
2 MONTHS FREE MEMBERSHIP*
Been thinking about joining the association for a while? Well, today is your day to finally press that button and join!
If you apply to be a part of the ADIA family today (23rd November 2018) you will pay just £980 for a years subscription (*normally £1199.88 when paying a monthly subscription).
A few things!
- This offer applies to Installer members only.
- You must join and pay for a year in advance for this offer to redeemed. You can join here.
- You will be invoiced for £816.67 + VAT which will be emailed to the address provided on your membership application.
- Payment must be made by 5pm on 23rd November 2018.
- Membership is for a minimum of 24 months and will go back to £1080 after the first year. Alternatively, you can change your membership to be £83.33 + VAT per month.
- The invoice is paid, you are free to use all of the ADIA benefits!
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone a member of our team on 020 7788 7676
They discuss how foreign nationals and illegally trafficked workers are receiving these cards from individuals such as Andrew Mark Weeks without sitting any tests to prove they are skilled workers. Weeks was recently sentenced to three years and eight months in prison at Warwick Crown Court.
CSCS and partners are working on ways to prevent this from continuously occurring and are looking at the possibility of developing their Counter Fraud offer.
Be sure you get your card from CSCS or a partner, such as ourselves, to prove your skills.
You can receive an Authorised Automatic Door Technician CSCS card by completing the ADIA BS EN16005 and ADIA Health & Safety test (until January 2020).
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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!
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 email@example.com
Please forward your CV by the 30th November 2018 to Erin firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 – email@example.com
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.