Leading Australian manufacturer of commercial door openers, Grifco urges owners and managers of commercial and industrial workplaces to consider all aspects of workplace safety.

Commercial doors are commonly not considered when conducting workplace safety inspections of potentially hazardous equipment within factories, warehouses or car parks. Large commercial doors are often the largest moving objects in the building, and can pose potential risks to employee health and safety as well as damage to property.

Be it the builder, building designer, architect, owner or tenant of a factory, warehouse or commercial property, it is the responsibility of those who specify, manufacture, supply, install, own or operate commercial doors to check whether their automated door installations are safe and compliant.

Non-compliant automated commercial door and opener installations can pose a greater risk of injury or entrapment to persons and damage to property or vehicles. Entrapment protection is required in commercial doors that either shut automatically or by a single press of a button to prevent risk of injury or property damage.

Safe and compliant commercial door automation

Compliant commercial door openers are designed to prevent injury or property damage using several safety inputs for monitored entrapment protection such as light curtains, bump edges and IR beams. On detection of an obstruction, these inputs signal the door to stop and auto-reverse, preventing potential injury and damage.

As a major partner to the commercial door industry, Grifco aims to increase awareness of potential risks and key aspects of current compliance requirements.

Grifco Marketing Manager, Rodney Boag explains that compliant commercial door openers provide peace of mind for owners and operators as the devices meet the regulatory safety requirements of Australian and New Zealand standards. Compliant commercial door openers such as the Grifco eDrive +2.0 provide added convenience for operators by offering remote access solutions.

Installation of Grifco’s compliant automated commercial door openers is a simple process. Grifco’s cost-effective range of compliant automated door openers also includes upgrade options for existing automated door systems.

Grifco is part of the Chamberlain Group , the world’s largest manufacturer of residential and commercial door openers with more than 30 years of experience in Australia and New Zealand.