Your automatic doors must be DDA-compliant by law. We have installed DDA doors for a vast number of retail outlets, companies and public sector organisations and we have the experience you need to ensure you are not in breach of the law. And, as we design, manufacture and install all our automatic doors in-house, we can offer market-leading, highly competitive prices. We have engineers in your area – call us or get a free quote.
The Disability Discrimination Act
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which applies to virtually all organisations including small businesses with fewer than 15 employees, states that reasonable provision should be made to ensure that buildings are accessible and useable by all those who could be expected to use the building. DDA affects both the design of new buildings and existing buildings being used in the provision of goods, facilities and services. The act (which was merged and folded into the Equality Act 2010 in the UK) gives people with disabilities the following important rights so as not to be discriminated against:
The Risks Of Non-Compliance
If an organisation does not address access issues in and around a building, the implications can be serious, ranging from heavy compensation claims to complete closure of business. Along with the possibility of having to defend a costly legal action, there is an opportunity risk. There are over 10 million people registered as disabled in the UK and over 11 million over the age of 65. It is estimated UK businesses could be losing as much as £50 billion a year from lost custom due to access issues.
Employers are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their premises for a particular applicant/employee including:
The Automatic Door Company supplies a wide range of DDA compliant access solutions, such as automatic doors and complete access control systems. It is important to provide easy access for all people to enter your building. Access should not compromise security, however – and we can ensure the two work in harmony so you remain DDA compliant whilst maintaining the level of security your business requires.
“The Automatic Door Company (ADC) were asked to quote for the contract to maintain the Auto Doors at East Cheshire NHS Trust in 2014. Which has been carried out to an exceptional standard. During this period ADC have also replaced two doors to the entrance to our A&E these doors have changed the appearance and functionality of the A&E. ADC have also carried out the installation to the entrance to Orthopaedics this has changed the waiting area for the better and the waiting area is now more comfortable for patients and staff within the waiting area. Over all ADC have work to a high standard as I look forward to working with ADC in the future.”East Cheshire NHS Trust (Laurence Edwards, Estates officer)
“Edge Hill University have been using ADC for the installation, servicing and reactive repairs of our automatic doors for a number of years. The work they have carried out is neat, tidy and has been delivered to a high standard. Site Engineers are always well presented, polite and communicate in a professional manner, Customer Service Excellence is a core requirement for Edge Hill University. I would not hesitate to recommend (working with) The Automatic Door Company. Technical enquiries are always responded to in a prompt manner, with Administrative Staff willing to help in any way they can.”Edge Hill University (Mark Burton, Facilities Manager)
“On a busy university campus its vital that the infra-structure runs smoothly. ADC have maintained and repaired the doors here for many years, giving us a very dependable service at a competitive price, and moreover total piece of mind.”Edge Hill University (Colin Francis, Maintenance Supervisor)
“ADC have serviced our automatic doors for a number of years now and we would highly recommend their service. They are quick to respond to enquiries and maintain a professional demeanour when on site. Their skilled engineers are friendly and always willing to go out of their way to help with any issues or queries we may have. We are very happy with the service ADC provide and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.”Guardian Print Centre (Rob Court, Facilities Manager)
“The ADC Service engineers are highly reliable and hardworking. They are thoughtful of our needs and always willing to go the extra mile to help us, offering information and advice as well as quality service. We have worked with ADC for the past 9 years and we would use ADC for future works as we are pleased with everything they have delivered so far.”Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Glyn Greenwood, Assistant Building Management Officer)
With over 20 years of experience as the UK's leading automatic door specialist, we have expanded our services to span across England, Wales and the South of Scotland. We manufacture and install a range of doors systems, including automatic doors, roller shutters and gates and barriers, as well as offering automatic door service and maintenance contracts and repairments.
From Liverpool to Manchester, to Southampton and Bristol, and everywhere in between, our professional installation team will deliver customised automatic door solutions that meet your project requirements and budgets.Find out more Get in touch