Following our product design guide will help you keep your automatic doors
safe and hazard-free for all who pass through them.
Select a topic below for more information and safety instructions.
You might have a draw in or finger trap hazard if you're facing a gap
of more than 8mm between two sliding surfaces (for fingers) or a gap of
more than 20mm (for hands).
Eliminate the hazard with frame adjustments and the addition of another
presence sensor to detect someone 200mm ahead.
Any gap in the rear of the sliding door and its adjacent parts less than
200mm can create a trap for both the head and the torso.
Adding presence sensors and safety guard screens can offer a protective
barrier to such hazards.
An impact hazard may exist if the door fails to activate when someone approaches
or fails to open all the way.
You can adjust for this issue by replacing the faulty presence sensor or
adding more sensors to compensate.
The Building Code of Australia requires that all automatic sliding doors
lead directly to a road or open space, be capable of opening manually
and contains a failsafe device that automatically unlocks the door during
Your occupants face the risk of crushing when your doors open and close
too fast or don't have enough presence sensors.
It's essential that you adjust the door speed to a safer rate and create
large enough "danger zones" on either side of the door.
All automatic doors are required to have an indicator sign (in the form
of an arrow) to point out the directions in which both doors move when
open, as well as DDA vision strips for people with disabilities when they
cross the threshold.
Shear hazard exists when the door's ability to open or close could
risk the loss of fingers or limbs for someone passing through.
Fortunately, adjustments can be made to the door jamb and the door hanger
bracket system to minimise the gap and reduce the door's speed.
If you have any questions, please
drop us a line or give us a call on 02 9757 4600.