DDA Automatic Fire Escape Conversion, Stanford University

Following a DDA accessible audit by Stanford University Oxford, there was requirement to automate the existing fire escape door for a student to be able to have access to a classroom. The key is to survey and understand your requirements prior to quotation and installation.

The installation comprised of a Record DFA127 swing operator activated by push pads with on door BEA 4Safe safety sensors. This was also integrated into the Salto Access Control System so that anyone who presented their fob on the external reader the door would automatically open for them. As this is a fire escape, we also installed a battery back-up and integration with the fire alarm system. This is important as you must never deviate from the specification of a fire escape door which should unlock and stay open in the event of fire. When this happens, the automation unlocks the maglock and powers the door open even if there has also been a power cut. On the fire alarm being reset the door will close, lock and resume to be automated.

It is important that all installations of automatic doors have any risks designed out or any residual risks reduced to a safe level. Then the installation is subject to a risk Assessment Checklist as part of compliance to EN16005 and BS7036.

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