Case Study: Automatic Doors The Elms Care Home – Tetbury

How installing a ERREKA 120 single swing automatic doors operator can assist in reducing costs and also ensure that doors are working smoothly and safely.

Care Home Situation:

The proprietors of the Elms Care Home in Tetbury were in need of advice with replacing their existing manually operated doors in the entrance way into the care home. They wanted to provide the residents, visitors and employees with straightforward and comfortable access in and out of the care home whilst at the same time, improving the overall security of the premises. The manually operated doors proved to be rather heavy and cumbersome for the users. Many of the residents are in wheelchairs or using mobility aides or scooters and this caused issues whilst they tried to enter/exit the care home.

Automatic Doors – Care Home Solution:

In order to fulfil the requirements of the Elms Care Home and to conform to the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) ERREKA Automatic Doors & Shopfronts UK Ltd recommended a set of ERREKA 120 automatic swing door operators were installed. A ERREKA 120 with push pads and safety was the perfect automatic entrance solution. There was no need to replace the existing doors, as the ERREKA automatic door operators are ideal for any type of aluminium framed doors.

The new set of  ERREKA 120 automatic door operators were part of an ERREKA automatic door operator package that included:

2 no ERREKA 120 automatic swing door operators

2 no ERREKA opening out arms

2 no push pads

4 no BEA monitored on door safety sensors

1 no sync cable

ERREKA S12 digital programmer.

Automatic Door signage.

Automatic Doors – Care Home Outcome:

Following a high level installation by experienced door engineers from ERREKA Automatic Doors & Shopfronts UK Ltd, a full testing process was duly carried out to ensure that everything was working properly but above all safely for the users.

The owners, residents, visitors and staff at The Elms Care Home were more than satisfied with the product and the service that ERREKA Automatic Doors & Shopfronts UK Ltd provided. Our automatic door technicians take customer care very seriously and endeavour to carry out installations with the least fuss and disruption to everyday business.

Now, the care home management do not have to worry about injuring any of their residents or visitors due to heavy manual doors closing on them. Irrespective of the heavy daily pedestrian traffic, there has been no congestion in the entrance/exit and wheelchairs/mobility scooters can manoeuvre through the doors with ease. The ERREKA automatic door operators are manufactured from a high quality and durable material, and it will be a very long time before they are in need of replacing.

Another benefit of installing automatic door operators at the care home is that they assist in reducing heating costs as the doors cannot be left open allowing expensive heat to filter outside.

To view all our automatic door products and various designs for automatic door needs please look around our website, or call us on 01275 871787.