DDA Automatic Swing Door Installation – University of Oxford

DDA Automatic Swing Door installations at Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Part of the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford.

Following a DDA accessible audit by the University of Oxford Estates at the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre in Oxford, we automated the existing timber doors.

The purpose of these adaptions and installations were to allow wheelchair access to the rear of the theatre for a better view and experience. This meant that the route for access included 3 different doors which had to be automated and also interfaced with the existing access control system.

Following our survey to understand the requirements we then provided a quotation which comprised of a Record DFA127 swing operators as they will allow integration with your existing access control, fire alarm and locking, to minimise disruption, not to compromise security and save money.

It is important that all installations of automatic doors have any risks designed out or any residual risks reduced to a safe level. So, we installed fingerguards at the hinge point of the door to eliminate the risk of trapping fingers. Also, there are BEA 4safe on door safety sensors installed to both sides of the door to reduce the risk of the door opening or closing onto a person within the sweep area of the door. On completion, the installation is subject to a risk Assessment Checklist as part of compliance to EN16005 and BS7036.

The complete systems were tested with the relevant interfaces, then demonstrated with the O&M Manuals handed to the Department of Physics.