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Accessibility - Equality Act
The concept of universal access is not new but it still provides a challenge for the construction industry. To meet obligations under the Equality Act, Approved Document M of The Building Regulations and BS 8300 continue to be the areas by which conformity is measured. We can offer guidance and product solutions to cover the following areas:
- Low energy door controls
- Electromagnetic door controls
- Mechanical door controls to meet the conflicting requirements of BS 8300 and fire safety requirements of EN1154
- Colour contrast in ironmongery for visual impairment
- Comprehensive fittings for washrooms, showers and WCs
The Equality Act - disability legislation aimed at providing universal accessibility of buildings requires service providers to make “reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access”. Approved Doc M of the Building Regulations and BS 8300 both provide guidance in establishing recommended maximum opening forces for door controls to assist less able users. High efficiency Briton closers which are capable of meeting the required levels of opening and closing forces are marked with the “Wheelchair Symbol” but accurate installation, hinge friction, door seals and variable air pressure can all have a bearing on the opening resistance of the final door set. For doors which must also meet the stringent closing force requirements of EN 1154 for fire door applications, it may be more appropriate to use electromagnetic hold open or swing free closers or a powered opening solution. These must be CE marked in accordance with the requirements of EN 1155.
All these options are available within the our product portfolio. For additional guidance in the selection process please contact
Door Hardware Online on 01380 720062
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