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Automated Door, Gate & Traffic Barrier FAQs


These FAQs are intended as a quick reference to the main points of automated entrance legal compliance and safety.  They cover automated doors, gates & traffic barriers primarily intended for vehicle use, but which might also be accessible to people; they also include shutters over commercial entrance doors, eg shop front shutters. 

These FAQs do not cover automatic doors that are intended solely for pedestrian access.  The Automatic Door Suppliers’ Association (ADSA) can provide guidance on automatic pedestrian door safety. 

Use of these FAQs should be backed up by consulting the appropriate DHF COP as appropriate; DHF TS 011:2019 Code of practice for automated gates & barriers AND DHF TS 012:2019 for industrial doors & domestic garage doors.

DHF codes of practice are available for download in the technical specification section of the publications area of this website.

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