Regular checks on your automatic doors are a must to ensure they are performing safely and efficiently.
To guarantee the safety and efficiency of your commercial premises’ automatic doors, it’s crucial to keep them well-maintained. This not only protects your staff and visitors but also prevents unexpected downtime and costly repairs. By adhering to an automatic door maintenance checklist, you can reduce the risk of expensive repairs, save money, and ensure safety. In addition to professional servicing and maintenance, there are several safety checks that anyone responsible for automatic doors can perform. Your automatic doors should receive a full inspection every year or six months by a qualified engineer.
Here are some tips from our engineers for some simple checks on your doors:
First, you need to make sure that your sensor is in full working order. To check your sensor, stand four feet away from the automatic entrance and you should see your doors automatically slide open.
If your doors are randomly opening on their own without anyone standing four feet away from the sensor, you may have a merchandise display, plant pot, or another object blocking the infrared rays. Check your surrounding area and make sure the sensors are clear.
Doors should open smoothly and not stop without impact.
To test a presence sensor, stand on the threshold for 10-20 seconds.
Listen carefully when the doors are in operation; are there any changes in the sound?
Door hardware check: Make sure no loose screws are visible and no damage has been made to the glass or door itself. Small cracks and dents might seem harmless now, but they’ll worsen if left.
Keep guides clean and remove any dirt or debris that will damage your doors over time. A common cause of a door sticking is the accumulation of debris in the lower track
Check for any hazards.
Check that your BDE (keypad device) is not showing any warning messages or maintenance required.
These checks play a vital role in preventing accidents and injuries, while also ensuring that the doors function smoothly. To ensure the safety and well-being of occupants, it is recommended that facilities managers and owners implement occupier checks for their automatic doors, following best-practices. Having a professional servicing and maintenance contract in place is essential as regular safety checks need to be carried out by a trained and authorized technician who holds BS7036 OR BS EN16005
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