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After realising the benefits many residential, nursing and care homes are replacing their old manual doors with automatic doors. Convenient access is the top priority, as the majority of residents are elderly, disabled or frail; automatic doors overcome the inconvenience and potential hazards associated with opening and closing heavy manual doors.
A wide range of possible problems can affect automatic doors; whether sliding, swing, telescopic or bi-fold.
Some issues will arise through sudden impacts, unfortunate accidents or unforeseen malfunctions, while others will build over time; often through regular wear and tear. Thus, adopting a maintenance and servicing schedule is a wise course of action. Let’s take a look at some of the possible issues in more detail:
It’s easy to take automatic doors for granted; after all, they open and close, you walk in and you walk out. What could possibly go wrong?
As one of the participants involved in its creation, Automatic Access is thrilled to hear that the Department of Education has approved the first stage of the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Scheme. We have been working on this with other manufacturers and installers on behalf of our whole industry and we aim to be training the first apprentices at some stage this year. This means that the Apprenticeship Standard for Automatic Door Installer and Servicer has now been published.
As automatic doors increase in popularity, both in business and residential properties, prospective customers are faced with a large number of installation firms in the UK – so, how do you know which company to choose?
Automatic doors are ideal for a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential uses. Commercial uses can be grouped into five main sectors: healthcare, sport and leisure, education, professional services and retail. Automatic doors are also commonly used for disabled access throughout residential properties.
Historians believe the first automatic doors were invented by a Greek mathematician and engineer, Heron of Alexandria who was born in around 10 AD. He wrote two books known as the Pneumatica to describe his theories and experiments.