In the world of automatic door installation and maintenance, adhering to safety and quality standards isn’t just a best practice – it’s a necessity. The BS EN16005 standard and the Machine Directive are two crucial elements in this domain.
Understanding BS EN16005
The BS EN16005 is a standard developed specifically for the safety of automatic doors for pedestrian use. It outlines the requirements and test methods to ensure that these doors operate safely, not just when installed, but throughout their lifetime. The standard covers aspects like sensor detection, opening and closing speeds, and the forces exerted by the doors. Adherence to this standard is essential to prevent accidents and ensure pedestrian safety.
The Machine Directive A European Standard
The Machine Directive, a key piece of legislation within the European Union, provides a regulatory basis for the design and manufacture of machines, including automatic doors. It emphasises the need for machines to operate without compromising safety and health. By complying with this directive, manufacturers and installers demonstrate their commitment to safety and their responsibility towards users and the general public.
Why Knowledge Alone Isn’t Enough
Understanding the standards set by BS EN16005 and the Machine Directive is undoubtedly important. However, knowledge alone isn’t sufficient. It’s the practical application of this knowledge that truly matters. This is where training and certification play a vital role. Engineers and technicians need to not only be aware of these standards but also demonstrate their ability to apply them in real-world scenarios.
ADIA’s Commitment to Safety through Accredited Training
Recognising the gap between knowledge and application, the ADIA offers its members the opportunity to complete an online course focused on the BS EN16005 standard. This course, accredited by City & Guilds, ensures that participants don’t just learn about the standards but also understand how to implement them effectively in their work.
The Advantages of Online Training
One of the key benefits of online training is its accessibility. Members can complete the course at their own pace and convenience, making it easier to balance with their professional responsibilities. Online training also allows for a more flexible learning environment, where participants can revisit complex topics as needed.
Support for All Learners
At the ADIA, we understand that everyone’s learning journey is unique. That’s why we are always on hand to assist anyone who may find certain aspects of the course challenging. We aim to ensure that every member not only completes the course but also gains a thorough understanding of the safety standards.
In conclusion, while knowing the BS EN16005 and the Machine Directive is crucial, demonstrating a practical understanding of these standards is what truly makes a difference in ensuring safety in automatic door installations. The ADIA’s online course offers an excellent opportunity for professionals in the field to certify their expertise and commitment to safety. By investing in this training, members are not only enhancing their skills but also contributing to a safer environment for everyone.