Automatic Doors DDA – Cottage Hospital
A small local Hospital requiring assistance got in touch with ERREKA UK with regards to an Automatic Doors DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant installation. In essence, the pre-existing automatic doors were failing, proving to be unreliable and inept; this made visits to the hospital cumbersome for vulnerable patients. As a result, the client was looking to improve disabled access to the building for both patients and visitors.
So, it was apparent that good access would be essential for this project. As a result, the doors would need to be Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant. This would provide good opening angles for patients and visitors, allowing them to negotiate the doors with minimal support. Furthermore, with the hospital running on a tight budget, it was essential that the doors were cost effective; both for the cost of supply and installation and for the positive impact the doors have on the buildings recurring energy costs. Finally, the client expects the doors to improve on security; providing a means of limiting access during certain times of the day. The client requested that the doors were finished in a RAL green.
ERREKA recommended that the all new RAL green Automatic Swing Doors came complete with Premis 250 openers. These openers are renown for their heavy duty build quality, ensuring that they are reliable for long term operation. What is more, the openers are capable of providing an air tight seal. This means that the Hospital can save money on their energy bills with the building requiring less power to maintain room temperature. As with all of our automatic door systems, the Premis 250 powered swing doors are fully compliant with the DDA, ensuring that our client’s patients have improved access to the building. Finally, the doors feature an automatic locking system for enhanced security. In the daytime, the electric locks can be switched off for open access to the building. During the evening, the client can limit access to the building ensuring that staff and patients are safe and secure.
The client was very happy with the result, praising the teams hardwork and high level of service (please see our facebook feed for the full review)
If you would like any further information with regards to how Automatic Door solutions can make a difference for you. Please call ERREKA Auto Doors & Shopfronts UK LTD on 01275 871787.
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