The increasing technical complexity of buildings means that architects, specifiers and designers must be aware of the safety requirements that impact automatic door installation and design. AS 5007:2007 “Powered doors for pedestrian access and egress” sets out the performance, safety and maintenance requirements for automatic pedestrian doors including sliding doors, swing doors, folding doors and revolving doors. Compliance with AS 5007 is essential to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and the protection of industry stakeholders.
Automatic door design guide: Addressing safety hazards and compliance examines the requirements for designing and specifying automatic doors, with a focus on addressing safety hazards and compliance with AS 5007. In particular, we discuss the design safeguards for automatic sliding and swinging doors to prevent head, body and finger entrapment. We also consider related factors such as wind loads, door size, accessibility and fire escape requirements.
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