Summary of the British Standard BS 7036-1996
BS 7036:1996 is the Code of Practice for Safety at Powered Doors for Pedestrian Use.
Part 3: Swing Doors and Balanced Doors:
Safety during the opening and closing cycle:
- One of the following safety devices should be fitted:
- A presence sensing device to stop Door movement i.e. safety sensors fitted to the top rail of the Door leaf.
- A presence sensing device or safety mat which gives limited protection by preventing a fully open or closed Door from moving
- The dimension between the barrier and fully open Door should be between 25mm and 50mm.
- The maximum Kinetic energy dissipated by the Door movement to should be limited 3.4 Joules at maximum speed.
- The maximum static entrapment force should not exceed 150N
- Activation of the Door should start when the user is 1400mm from the line of the Door, when the Door opens away from the user.
- When the Door opens towards user activation of the Door should start 1400mm from the leading edge of Door in the open position.
- Finger trap protection should be fitted.
Means of Escape:
- If Doors are on an escape route they should open in direction of escape, or else be fitted with a break-out system.