Accessible Automatic Swing Door conversion at the Prayer Room – Robert Hooke Building, University of Oxford

Following a DDA accessible audit by the University of Oxford Estates at the Robert Hooke Building in Oxford, we automated an existing door into the Prayer Room.

The aim was to provide easier access for all without the need to touch the door by means of remote activation push pads as people were finding it difficult to open the door manually.

The installation comprised of a Record DFA127 automatic swing operator which was installed above the door onto the transom. At BH Doors, we select products that will allow integration with your existing access control, fire alarm and locking, to minimise disruption, not to compromise security and save money.  The key is to survey and understand your requirements prior to quotation and installation. The main benefit here is that the installation can be carried out quicker and more cost effective as you do not need to purchase a complete door system.

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 a fingerguard at the hinge point of the door to eliminate the risk of trapping fingers. Also, there are BEA Flatscan 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.