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EN 16005_2012 Effective from 10th April 2013

EN 16005_2012

The time is almost here. On April 10th, after a six month transition period, the new EN 16005 regulations come into force.

Who is affected?

The EN 16005 applies to all CEN member countries, and therefore concerns the following countries:  Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.

What does EN 16005 cover?

This European Standard specifies requirements regarding design and test methods for external and internal power operated pedestrian door sets. Such door set constructions may be operated electro-mechanically, electro-hydraulically or pneumatically.

This European Standard covers safety in use of power operated pedestrian door sets used for normal access as well as in escape routes and as fire resistance and/or smoke control door sets. The type of door sets covered include power operated pedestrian sliding, swing and revolving door sets, including balanced door sets and folding door sets with a horizontally moving leaf. Power operated pass door sets incorporated in other door sets for which the main intended use is giving safe access for persons are covered by the scope of this European Standard.

This European Standard deals with all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to power operated door sets when they are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer

What does this mean for you?

  • New installations must comply to the EN 16005_2012
  • A risk assessment must be conducted during the sales stage. The outcome is important for the final implementation of the power operated door set(s) and its safety accessories
  • The Installer and user commission the new power operated door set; moreover all door functions have to be approved by the user.
  • Clear-concise manuals, with content as detailed in EN 16005, should be provided when delivering a door set.
  • Due to the ‘traceability’ of the installer and manufacturer, the operator and accessories should be branded with brand name and type number.
  • A list, clearly outlining safety functions and safety products, must be present at the door set
  • Regular Maintenance on the door is required -at least once a year-by a certified service company
  • During maintenance, existing installations must be examined meticulously and, if necessary, the client should be offered a risk analysis to update the door set in line with the EN 16005 standard.

Requirement for safety sensors

EN 16005 requires a constant connection between safety sensors and the door operator. This is accomplished by sending a test signal from the door to the sensor, to which the sensor responds. A test signal should be sent before every closing cycle of the door.

Possible consequences for you?

Should EN 16005, or related existing regulations, not be observed during installation and something goes wrong after the door has been put to use due to neglect from your end as installer or manufacturer- you are officially liable. It is for this reason we cannot stress the importance of studying the EN 16005_2012 thoroughly, and educate your employees where required.

Standards can be obtained from:

Exclusions: What is not covered by the EN 16005?

This European Standard does not cover special functions of door sets, such as security in banks, airports, etc. or fire compartments, where conformity of the specific function with requirements of the application shall have the preference.

This European Standard does not cover operation in environments where the electromagnetic disturbances are outside the range of those specified in EN 61000-6-3. This European Standard does not cover the radio part of operating devices of door sets. If a radio-operating device is used, the relevant ETSI standards should be applied in addition.

This European Standard does not contain any specific requirement regarding noise emitted by a power operated door set in relation to the Machinery Directive as it is not considered to be a significant hazard.

This European Standard is not applicable to power operated pedestrian door sets in use before the date of publication of this document by CEN.

This European Standard does not cover operation in environments where there is a risk of explosion.

What does IN2 Access offer?

IN2 Access offers a variety of products that are compliant and certified with the EN 16005 norm and above. Further product information is available from our website and we will always offer help and advice whenever required.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01691 655150.

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