DDA Automatic Swing Door Installation at the Law Faculty St Cross Building in Oxford

Following a DDA accessible audit by the University of Oxford Estates at the St Cross Building in Oxford, we automated an existing timber door.

The aims were to:

  • provide easier access for all without the need to touch the door by means of remote activation push pads.
  • to reuse existing timber door and frame.
  • to only automate one door as the clear opening width was compliant with the DDA regulations. 
  • to install a barrier on the opening side to eliminate the risk of a person walking into the door and a location for a push pad.

The installation comprised of a Record DFA127 swing operator as due to the width of the existing door, only one door required automating for wheelchair access.

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.

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.