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Safety by design: Walking through automatic entrance systems

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Safety by design: Walking through automatic entrance systems


February 21st, 2023

With a list of benefits that extends beyond improved accessibility and security to space saving, hygiene control, thermal efficiency and more, it is little wonder that automatic entrance systems (of various types) have become standard for most types of commercial and public buildings.

While we can add improved safety to this list of advantages, architects and designer who include automatic doors in their work should do so carefully. While it’s true that, overall, such systems are safer than manual alternatives, they do carry their own set of risks.

In specifying these products, they need to be sure to choose the right system for the job at hand. They need to address all relevant safety concerns and meet all relevant regulations and standards.

This session addresses all of this and more. Referring to real world examples, our speakers explain the best ways to navigate your way through the various options to ensure you get most effective – and the safest – automatic entrance system for your next project.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various types of automated entrance systems available and outline how they operate.
  • Outline the safety considerations associated with automated entrance systems and the ways various products address them.
  • Identify the fire safety implications of automated entrance systems.
  • Outline the regulations and standards associated with the installation and operation of automated entrance systems in Australia.
  • Identify the most appropriate types of automated entrance system for specific applications.

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