Frequently Asked Questions

Membership FAQ

ADIA membership subscriptions vary depending on your company type. Please refer to our Join Us page for detailed cost information.

If you are part of a company that works on or closely with automatic doors on a regular basis or if you have transferable skills that can be applied to automatic doors, we recommend seeking product training from your company. We also advise that your company becomes a member and that you study the BS EN16005 to familiarise yourself with working with automatic doors. We offer courses that can help develop your skills.

However, if you are a sole trader (working independently) who has no knowledge or automatic door skills, we cannot accept you as a member if you have no prior experience in automatic door practice. It is advisable for you to seek training and employment from an automatic door installer or supplier to gain experience in working with automatic doors. Once you have gained experience, you can apply for membership and have your staff, including yourself, take the BS EN16005 certification.

We actively promote our members to various organisations including architects, councils, contractors, etc. We inform them about the safety standards of BS EN16005 and emphasise the importance of ensuring their automatic doors are installed and maintained by a DoorSafe engineer.

To join the ADIA, simply complete the application form that corresponds to your company description (Installer, Sole Trader, Supplier). After submitting the application, you will receive an invoice. Once we receive payment, your membership will be confirmed. Please review the terms and conditions.

Once you have made your first subscription payment (and subsequent renewals after your certificate has expired), your membership will officially begin. We will add you to our databases and send you your membership within 48 hours of receiving payment.

Installers’ membership is valid for a minimum of 24 months, and their certificate is updated annually. Sole traders and Suppliers pay for membership and certificate renewal on an annual basis.

  • You can join the ADIA if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Individuals or companies involved in fitting automatic doors

  • Individuals or companies involved in maintaining and servicing automatic doors

  • Individuals or companies involved in building or selling automatic door components

  • Facilities management companies that need to study BS EN16005 to address automatic door issues

  • Security or access control firms that work directly with or in close proximity to automatic doors

Note: If you are an individual working for an automatic door company and wish to join as a sole trader, you must pay for the services yourself, and it will be your personal membership that is promoted, not your company. This will be reviewed during the application process.

You can find a comprehensive list of the benefits of joining the ADIA on our website:

The Automatic Door Installation Association (ADIA) distinguishes itself from other associations in the following ways:

  1. Focus on Automatic Doors: We are specifically dedicated to automatic door safety. Unlike general construction or building associations, we specialise in the safety of installation, maintenance, and servicing of automatic doors as well as access control, gates and more. This focused approach allows us to provide tailored support and resources for our members in this specific industry.

  2. Safety Standards: We place a strong emphasis on safety. We actively promote the BS EN16005 safety standard, which is vital for ensuring the safe operation of automatic doors. By advocating for and raising awareness about these safety standards, we highlight the importance of proper installation and maintenance practices to protect public safety.

  3. Training and Skill Development: We offer various training courses designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of our members. Through these courses, members can stay up-to-date with the latest industry practices, standards, and regulations. Our commitment to continuous learning and professional development sets us apart from other associations.

  4. Promotion and Networking Opportunities: We actively promote our members to over 5500 businesses that require the hiring of automatic door professionals. This exposure helps members gain visibility and credibility within the industry. 

  5. Tailored Membership Benefits: We offer a range of benefits specifically designed to meet the needs of our members. These benefits may include access to technical support, discounts on training courses, marketing resources, and industry updates. By tailoring our offerings to the automatic door industry, we provide members with valuable resources and support.

  6. Industry Advocacy: We serve as a voice for the automatic door industry. We actively engage with authorities, organizations, and regulatory bodies to represent the interests of our members. Through our advocacy efforts, we work to shape regulations, standards, and policies that affect the industry, ensuring that the concerns and needs of our members are addressed.

Overall, our specialisation in automatic doors, commitment to safety, focus on training and skill development, promotion and networking opportunities, tailored membership benefits, and industry advocacy set us apart from other associations in the field.

Training and NVQ FAQ

BS EN16005 is a British Standard that sets out the safety requirements for automatic pedestrian door systems in the UK.

Compliance with BS EN16005 is important for automatic door installation because it ensures the safety of pedestrians by establishing guidelines for the design, installation, and maintenance of automatic pedestrian door systems.

The responsibility for ensuring compliance with BS EN16005 lies with the automatic door installation association and the professionals involved in the installation process.

Non-compliance with BS EN16005 can have serious consequences, including potential safety hazards, legal issues, financial liabilities, and reputational damage. It is essential to adhere to the standard to ensure the safety of pedestrians and protect the interests of all stakeholders involved.

As a member who has applied for the BS EN16005, here’s what you can expect:

1. Invoice: You will receive an invoice for the training fee.

2. Payment: Once you receive the invoice, you will need to make the payment for the training. This can typically be done through the provided payment options.

3. Login Details: After your payment has been processed, Paul will send you your login details for the e-learning platform. This will allow you to access the study materials and prepare for the exam.

4. Training Day and Exam: Paul will work with you to arrange a suitable date for your training day and/or exam. The training day will provide you with practical knowledge and hands-on experience relevant to the BS EN16005 standards. The exam will assess your understanding and competence in the subject matter.

5. Passing the Exam: Once you successfully pass your exam, Paul will sign your details to City & Guilds and the DoorSafe Register. This step confirms your certification and validates your compliance with the BS EN16005 standard.

6. Card and Certificate: After the signing process is complete, you will receive your card and certificate. These documents will include your City & Guilds number, which serves as proof of your certification in BS EN16005.

It’s important to note that the specific processes and timelines may vary depending on the organisation and procedures in place. It is advisable to reach out to Paul or the relevant contact person for any additional details or clarification regarding your application and the subsequent steps.

To renew your BS EN16005 card, you can follow these steps:

1. Access the Renewal Form:

2. Complete the Form: Fill out the renewal form with accurate and up-to-date information. Make sure to provide all the required details, such as your name, contact information, previous card information, and any additional information requested.

3. Submit the Form: Once you have completed the form, submit it through the designated submission method specified on the website or platform. This could be an online submission or sending the form via email or postal mail, depending on the provided instructions.

4. Await Confirmation: After submitting the renewal form, you will need to wait for confirmation from the appropriate authority or organisation responsible for card renewals. They will process your request and verify your information.

5. Card Delivery: Once your renewal is approved and processed, a new BS EN16005 card will be issued to you. It will be sent to the address you provided on the renewal form. Ensure that the delivery address is accurate and up-to-date.

Remember, the renewal process allows you to extend your card’s validity for another year. However, after this period, you will be required to re-sit the BS EN16005 exam to maintain the certification for a further four years and renew your card again.

After four years of completing the BS EN16005. For example, if you completed the course in 2020, you will be required to resit in 2024. 

The current cost for an ADIA NVQ is £340 + VAT on sign-up and the same again on completion (per engineer)

Yes, there is a discount available for booking a bundle of the NVQ and BS EN16005. By opting for the bundle, you can save £50 plus VAT.

Yes and no, depending on the circumstances:

  • Yes: If you completed the BS EN16005 before January 2020, your cards will be renewed as CSCS cards.

  • No: If you completed the BS EN16005 after January 2020, you are required to complete the NVQ in order to obtain a CSCS card.

Please note that the specific requirements and policies may vary, and it is always recommended to check with the relevant authorities or our team for the most up-to-date information regarding CSCS card eligibility and renewal.