Daily Safety Check

For your Customer Safety and Your Own Protection

Below, you will find our Daily Safety Check Lists for automatic sliding, swinging and folding doors. Perform this safety check daily on each automatic door.

Activation and Safety

  1. Sensors
    Walk to the door at a normal to moderate pace. The door should start opening when you are about four feet from the door. The door should slide open smoothly and stop without impact. The sensor pattern should activate the door no more than 5" from door or, no less than 43" from door, and be almost as wide as the door opening 30" from door. The sensor should be able to detect objects 28" tall. Upon stepping out of the sensor pattern the door should not start to close in less than 1.5 seconds.

    Mats
    Step on the opening mat. The door should swing open smoothly and stop without impact. A mat should be no less wide then the door opening minus 5" each side. If there are mats on each side, each side should be walk tested. There should be no more than 6" of inactive area at the threshold. After stepping off mat the door should not start to close in less than 1.5 seconds. Walk test the mats by standing at several locations to be sure there are no in-appropriate dead spots.

  2. Remain still on threshold (directly between the doors or door and jamb on single leaf sliders). Door should remain open. Cover the doorway-holding beam with your hand and remain still. The door should open fully if closed; if open. It should remain open for at least 1.5 seconds after you move your hand. Be sure when performing this inspection that it is the safety holding beam you are activating, not a motion sensor or mat. If other safely devices are used crouch motionless in the door opening for 10 seconds. The door should not close. The lower holding beam or sensors should detect objects 28" tall.

  3. The door should be adjusted to close at a rate of no faster than 1 foot per second. The doors closing speed should become noticeably slower no less than 2" from fully closed.


Door Hardware

  1. Check the mat molding and threshold. It should be complete and secured with all screws tightened.

  2. Check all door panels for broken or cracked glass.

  3. There should be an Emergency Push Open sign and a Caution Automatic Door sign on each door. Each of these signs should be 58" plus or minus 5" from the floor.


General Area

  1. There should be no bulletin boards, literature racks, merchandise displays, or other attractions in the door area where people could be hit by the door. Be sure the floor guides are kept cleaned and free of any debris that could prevent the door from sliding.

  2. Check all door panels for damage. Make sure all covers are properly secured.

  3. Check door area for tripping hazards or slipping hazards.


If you have questions about any of the above items, please ask our service representative. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an AAADM certified inspector at least annually.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA at 877.837.3667.
Download Sliding Checklist in Word Format

Activation and Safety

  1. Sensors
    Walk to the door at a normal to moderate pace. The door should start opening when you are about four feet from the door. The door should swing open smoothly and stop without impact. The door should take at least 1.5 seconds to open 80 degrees. The sensor pattern should activate the door no more than 5" from door or, no less than 43" from door, and be almost as wide as the door opening 30" from door. The sensor should be able to detect objects 28" tall. Upon stepping out of the sensor pattern the door should not start to close in less than 1.5 seconds.

    Mats
    Step on the opening mat. The door should swing open smoothly and stop without impact. The door should take at least 1.5 seconds to open 80 degrees. If the door is for 2-way traffic (IN and OUT), then mat activation from swing side should occur at least 55" from the end of the guard rail from the swing side and 43" from the door on the approach side. There should be no more than 6" of inactive area at the threshold. Walk test all mats by standing for 4 second at several locations to be sure there are no in-appropriate dead spots.

  2. Step through the door onto the "safety" mat or into safety area. The door should remain open. The safety area should extend a full 5" beyond the leading edge of the door in the fully open position. The mat or safety pattern should be no less wide than the door opening minus 5" on each side. If a sensor is used for activation and a mat for safety, the active area of the mat shall extend 5" into the approach area of the door measured from door face or, the door threshold area shall be equipped with an auxiliary safety device or, door closing cycle shall have a 4 second delay after activating area is cleared.

  3. Step out of safety area. The door should remain open for at least 1.5 seconds. The door should then close and stop without impact. The door should close slowly to 10 degrees from fully closed, then noticeably slow down and take at least 1.5 seconds for the final 10 degrees.

  4. Approach the safety side of the door first and then have someone else approach the activating side of the door, as long as you are in safety area of the door it should not open. CAUTION: IF THE SAFETY SENSOR IS NOT WORKING, DOOR MAY SWING AT YOU WITHOUT STOPPING.


Door Hardware

  1. With door open, grasp lock stile of door and attempt to move vertically and horizontally. There should be no looseness in the door pivots or in the connections between door and operator.

  2. Check the mat molding and threshold, it should be complete and secured with all screws tightened.

  3. Check that guide rails or other barriers or separators are present (two per swing door side) and firmly anchored.

  4. Check all door panels for broken or cracked glass.

  5. Check that the fingerguard, if there is one, is secure and in good repair.

  6. If the door is one-way, there should be an Arrow sign on the approach side and an Do Not Enter sign on the other side, both sides will have a Caution Automatic Door sign. If the door is two-way it should have a Caution Automatic Door sign on each side. Each of' these signs should be 58" plus or minus 5" from the floor.


General Area

  1. There should be no bulletin boards, literature racks, merchandise displays, or other attractions in the door area where people could be hit by the door.

  2. Check the door area for tripping or slipping hazards.


If you have questions about any of the above items, please ask our service representative. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an AAADM certified inspector at least annually.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA at 877.837.3667.
Download Swinging Checklist in Word Format

Activation and Safety

  1. Sensors
    Walk to the door at a normal to moderate pace. The door should start opening when you are about four feet from the door. The door should fold open smoothly and stop without impact. The sensor pattern should activate the door no more than 5” from door or, no less than 43" from door, and be almost as wide as the door opening 30" from door. The sensor should be able to detect objects 28" tall. Upon stepping out of the sensor pattern the door should not start to close in less than 1.5 seconds.

    Mats
    Step on the opening mat. The door should fold open smoothly and stop without impact. If the door is for 2-way traffic (IN and OUT), then mat activation from fold side should occur at least 48" from the end of the fold panel when open and 43” from the door on the non fold side. Walk test the mats by standing at several locations to be sure there are no in-appropriate dead spots.

  2. Step through the door onto the "safety" mat or into safety area remain motionless for 4 seconds. The door should remain open. Repeat at several locations in the safety area. The safety area should extend a full 5" beyond the leading edge of the folding door in the fully open position. The mat or safety pattern should be no less wide than the clear door opening minus 5" on each side when open and minus 5" on each side of the door opening when closed. If a sensor is used for activation and a mat for safety, the active area of the mat shall extend 5" into the approach area of the door measured from door face OR, the door opening area shall be equipped with an auxiliary safety device which shall be used to prevent a fully open door from closing when a person is in the space between the two non overlapping activation/safety detection areas OR, door closing cycle shall have a 4 second delay after activating area is cleared.

  3. Step out of safety area. The door should remain open for at least 1.5 seconds. The door should then close and stop without impact. The door should close slowly to 2” from fully closed, then noticeably slow down and take at least 1.5 seconds for the final 12”.

  4. Approach the safety side of the door first and then have someone else approach the activating side of the door, as long as you are in safety area of the door it should not open. CAUTION: IF THE SAFETY SENSOR IS NOT WORKING, DOOR MAY OPEN TOWARDS YOU WITHOUT STOPPING.


Door Hardware

  1. Check all door panels for damage. Make sure all covers are properly secured. There should be no looseness in the door pivots or in the connections between door and operator.

  2. Check the mat molding and threshold. It should be complete and secured with all screws tightened.

  3. Check that guide rails or other barriers or separators are present (one per folding door side equal to door width minimum) and firmly anchored.

  4. Check all door panels for broken or cracked glass.

  5. Check that the fingerguard, if there is one, is secure and in good repair.

  6. If the door is for one-way traffic an Arrow sign will be visible from the approach side and a Do Not Enter sign on the other side, an Automatic Door sign will be visible from both sides. If the door is for two-way traffic, it should have a Arrow sign on the non-fold side and a Automatic Door sign on both sides. Each of these signs should be 58" plus or minus 5" from the floor.


General Area

  1. There should be no bulletin boards, literature racks, merchandise displays, or other attractions in the door area where people could be hit by the door.

  2. Check the door area for tripping or slipping hazards.


If you have questions about any of the above items, please ask our service representative. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an AAADM certified inspector at least annually.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA at 877.837.3667.
Download Folding Checklist in Word Format

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