The short answer?


But why pay £350 + VAT for the ADIA BS EN16005?

Well, if you are an Installer member you get one course free per year, saving you up £420. So, why not take that freebie and see how worth it the course is?

And it is worth it.


Firstly, the ADIA BS EN16005 is the ONLY BS EN16005 which is accredited by City & Guilds and in partnership with CSCS. This means we have been audited (annual) and approved by two major certification bodies in the UK. We have worked tirelessly to ensure our training as thorough as possible which has been approved by both parties.

Our training is not simply a few hours being told how automatic doors work, as no one really learns that way. And with the big (as well as small) changes over the years in the industry, it’s not just a case of memorising numbers and measurement. We want engineers to be certain that they will be confident in both the theory and practical aspects of making a pedestrian automatic door safe. This is why we start candidates off by completing a short health and safety test (imperative for the ADIA CSCS card) designed specifically for automatic doors.

On completion of the health and safety test, each candidate is sent a training pack with their BS EN16005 document (worth £238), BS 7036-0 (worth £198) as well as additional information. They will also be emailed their login information for the e-learning. This is where engineers will take mock exams and develop their theory of the standard. This is an important stage of the training and the practical aspect will not be arranged until the e-learning has been completed. Updates and reminders will be sent to engineers by text message.

If the assessment and training day hasn’t yet been arranged, engineers can plan the date where they will meet with our experienced trainer.

The training groups are small because the smaller the group, the more intimate the day. This is so our trainer has time with each engineer to discuss any concerns, answer any questions and complete the practical assessments much more thoroughly. When assessments are completed and approved by the trainer, candidates will then sit a multiple choice exam on tablets (unless there is a technical issue). They will find out their results then and there. Should they fail, they can re-sit the exam (only on the day).

Every engineer who has passed the BS EN16005 (and health and safety test) will receive a Health & Safety certificate (with CSCS logo), BS EN16005 certificate (with CSCS and City & Guilds logo and number), CSCS card (CSCS monogram, City & Guilds logo, City & Guilds number) and DoorSafe/ADIA lanyard.

All companies and the engineers who have sat the course are promoted via our DoorSafe Register. Profiles are linked via our Member Directory.

Cards are required to be updated annually but are free of charge until after four years. Therefore if you sat the BS EN16005 in 2017 your accreditation expires in 2021 and you will be required to take our refresher course.



  • The ADIA want to ensure engineers are kept updated with the latest safety standard to protect the public, their jobs and their company reputation. 
  • It is a part of our Code of Conduct.
  • It gets automatic door engineers on site.
  • You no longer have to spend thousands on an (outdated) NVQ that takes months to complete.
  • We promote trained engineers via our DoorSafe Register and recommend them to those who inquire about automatic door work.
  • It assists you with technical issues. We constantly receive enquiries from members who haven’t sat the course and therefore are unaware of important safety factors.
  • We support our members. Our costs, however expensive they may seem, cover a lot of ground. We don’t just leave you to your own devices, we want your business to grow because of the knowledge that is constantly being developed within your company.


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