Industry update from ADSA

New BS EN 16005:2023 standard to be available shortly.

The beginning of 2024 has seen the publication of a brand-new standard BS EN 16005:2023. The Standard is key for our industry as it defines Safety in use and requirements and test methods for power operated pedestrian doorsets.

RTR’s Sales Manager Sean Bennett caught up with Darren Hyde Technical and Training Manager at ADSA to learn more about the work the Association does in supporting the creation of standards and to understand what impact the changes to the standard will have.

Tell us about the involvement ADSA has had with the new standard? 

Since it was formed in 1985 The Automatic Door Suppliers Association has been proud to work on both BSI and CEN working groups and help shape standards that have improved the safety and performance of powered pedestrian door systems. BS EN 16005 :2012 has been under review for many months and we can now advise our members that a new standard BS EN 16005 :2023 has been published and will be released shortly. 

What does this mean? 

The standard is not retrospective, so all doors fitted before the publication date, need not comply to this standard. Each National setting body (BSI/NSAI) must withdraw the previous standard EN 16005:2012 and replace it with the new one, This process must be completed by 30th June 2024. The standard may not be Harmonised and cited in the Official Journal of the European Union, or the Designated standards list of the UK for some time. (We estimate 3rd or 4th quarter 2024). 

What are the main changes?

1. The layout of the document has changed. The document now follows the European Norms standard template, This means that most paragraph references have changed.

2. The risk assessment paragraph for vulnerable traffic has been amended, .

3. Additional safety dimension drawings have been added to highlight some typical hazard prevention measures.

4. New finger protection minimum height has been revised (1.9m), and updated drawings of finger protection devices have been added.

5. Construction requirements are detailed for Barriers (for both barriers at 90 degrees and in the same plane).

6. Revolving doors have had additional safeguarding and tests added.

Will I need a copy of the new standard? 

ADSA training material is already being updated to align to the new BS EN 16005:2023. This will not replace the need to have a copy of the latest standard. For your reference. The team here at ADSA will keep you closely updated on the final stages of the standard harmonisation and designation process and of course we are here to help you with any concerns you have with the new standard and the likely implications of its introduction


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