The BS EN16005 is a European standard was written as a guide to make new installed automatic doors, as well as the servicing of doors, complies with the Machine Directive.
The BS EN16005 may not be a legal requirement itself but it is a guide to being safe when performing these jobs. And that is what your clients are going to start looking out for.
The BS EN16005 publication informs engineers in what they should be doing when installing and maintaining doors. Obviously, not everyone who passes the BS EN16005 is able to fit a door, but it gives them an understanding in what needs to be done. If someone can fit a door it doesn’t necessarily mean they are doing it to the safest requirements, which is important to remember.
Your clients will soon start looking to see whether you have engineers that have completed the City & Guilds accredited BS EN16005 course and exam by visiting the DoorSafe Register. We have previously mentioned this new feature in a past post. You cannot risk not having your engineers trained so your customers know they have this proven understanding of safety.
Finally, the ADIA have been working on getting our BS EN16005 training entirely online. This will then be followed by a monitored exam where the technician will be able to get his or her results back immediately. Once completed, they will be registered on the C&G website, DoorSafe Register and sent a card and certificate branding the City & Guilds logo.
With this branding your engineers will be able to work almost anywhere. That’s what it can do for you!