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We all know that the BS EN16005 covers pedestrian doors within public spaces. What about automatic doors in the home?

The elderly and disabled rely on care managers and social services to provide them with adequate living conditions. And that can often include automatic doors in the home. However, how do you know if someone who is qualified to do so is fitting the door? Although care agencies do hire automatic door companies to fit these operators in the home, there is nothing that legally states how it should be done to keep the homeowner feeling safe.

The ADIA spoke to Karen, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, and is permanently in a wheelchair, about her automatic door:

“Being able to go outside as and when I feel like it is a privilege after years of relying on others. But I know very little about who fitted the operator and I am still waiting for certain parts to be added to the door. I would feel safer knowing that all those who fit automatic doors have adequate training, knowledge and a certification to do so.”

We at the ADIA feel it would be beneficial for all automatic door engineers to complete the BS EN16005 course and exam, simply to give reassurance to all client types that there is additional knowledge of safety and security in the home. If you wish to sit the BS EN16005 please click here.

Happy
 Birthday!

To the Automatic Door Installation Association

Today is the 1st Birthday of the ADIA! We would like to thank everyone who has joined into membership to support us and thank you to those who made it happen! We continue to grow as an association standing at 92 members after 1 year of trading!

The ADIA are coming to Dublin!

Come and meet the ADIA team at the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22, Ireland on the 14th November 2014 between 16:00pm – 20:30pm and join us for a drink in the bar area.

If you are unsure about becoming a member then this is your opportunity to come and meet us face to face and to find out more about the ADIA.

If you wish to attend please click the sign up button below.

Please note this is a FREE event!

please contact sabrina@theadia.co.uk for more info

We are very happy to announce that our first Annual General Meeting in Birmingham was a success.

With the training unit open for view and over 60 guests present (both members and non-members) there was a buzz in the room for what would be an educational and fun day ahead.

The meeting kicked off with Anne Saxby, Director of the ADIA outlining the achievements of the past year:

  • ADIA BS EN16005 Accredited by City & Guilds
  • NVQ / Apprenticeships
  • BS EN16005 for office Staff – completed online and instantly certificated online
  • Benefits of membership
  • Safety 4 Training 50% off health and safety courses and instantly certificated online
  • How the ADIA intend to move the BS EN16005 into Europe.
  • Door Safe Register introducing the new standard of door safety http://www.door-safe.co.uk
She surprised delegates with the announcement of the Door Safe Register listing all companies who have engineers (which are named) that have passed the BS EN16005 (accredited by City & Guilds). The DoorSafe logo and name has been trade marked and is exclusive to the ADIA making it exclusive to ADIA Members. This furtherance in promoting ADIA members and their accreditations gave members a burst of energy in that they would be given such prestige.

http://www.door-safe.co.uk

With the delegates fixed on to the stage Tom McWey from Hotron presented  the advancements of safety features in automatic door sensors. Tom explained the development of safety sensors since the introduction of the BS EN16005, illuminating the importance of the standard.
Tom was followed up by Keith Parton, a sponsor member from Nationwide Services who provide discounted services on a huge range of services, equipment and even accommodation. Keith assured all those present that Nationwide Services that they were able to get money off in places that others couldn’t. Members and non-members alike had time to approach Keith to discuss what was on offer during a short break.Between talks companies from a range of automatic door services were able to swap business cards, discuss special offers on products and talk with our guest speakers. ADIA events are a great way to connect with others in the industry and this was the perfect opportunity before John Irving from Sydney Mitchell Solicitors took the stage.
John’s topic was the importance of having a contract and loopholes in getting paid. This was something that got the attention of all in the room as losing money is not something any business considers forgivable. John let delegates know their rights when it comes to their work and advice on non-payment.Once a lovely lunch was had by all, guests settled down to find a bar of chocolate awaiting them. Final guest speaker Jo Failey, co-founder of Green & Black’s chocolate took the stage, to a rapturous applause, giving her perspective of starting a business. She discussed her highs and lows of being in a successful business, making it relevant to all those in the room, despite being in an entirely different industry.
Dave Brook of Bolton Gate also won a prize for the mobile training unit competition of the day winning him the prize of a bottle of champagne presented by Jo.We would like to thank all of our speakers, members, guests and the Park Inn Radisson hotel for making the first ADIA AGM so successful and enjoyable. We hope to have more of you there in years to come.

Kind regards,

Anne Saxby
Association Director

Tel: 0845 094 1817

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