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Health and safety

Health and safety

There are already a number of standards and codes of practice to be taken into consideration when designing, installing and maintaining automatic doors.

These include:
BS 7036. Although the British standard is being integrated into the EN standard, its signage and manifestation requirements will remain.

This is because it includes UK-specific guidance, whereas the EN standard is more generic.

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This outlines the legal requirements and obligations for safeguarding users of machinery. It defines only the essential health and safety requirements.

As an automatic door is a machine, it comes under the umbrella of the Machinery Directive.

EN 16005 is derived from this directive.

The Health and Safety Executive’s Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Approved Code of Practice.

This is necessary as the HSE investigates all accidents involving power-operated doors.

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

This implemented an EU directive on minimum health and safety requirements for nearly all workplaces.

Equality Act 2010 (inclusive of the former Disability Discrimination Act) requirements.


Aluminium Entrance Doors

We are the leading door suppliers for commercial aluminium doors, both single and double. We fabricate our own bespoke aluminium doors and windows offering a supply only or supply and install service. We work closely within the education sector providing aluminium door systems in schools, colleges, universities and Student accommodation. We also Install our aluminium door systems in offices, hospitals, retail parks and other commercial and industrial sectors.

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Aluminium Shop Fronts

Our Crucial aluminium Shop front system is bespoke and can be designed to include any ironmongery and access control systems. We fabricate both thermal and non-thermal Shop fronts that create real impact and project a professional image for businesses from shopping centres to showrooms. With the choice of either swing doors or sliding doors, we can accommodate the automation into auto doors with our In-house automation division if required.

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Aluminium Fabricators

Crucial Engineering are the leading Fabricators of Bespoke Aluminium Windows and Doors. Our in-house team of experienced surveyors, fabricators and installers means we can offer a complete turnkey package. Whether it’s Fabricating Aluminium entrance doors, Aluminium windows, shop fronts or curtain walling we have it covered. Our top of the range CNC machines allow us to provide the highest quality bespoke systems available.

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Aluminium Curtain Walling

Our Crucial Curtain Walling Systems are innovative, weatherproof and thermally efficient to suite any commercial projects where large glass screens are required. All can integrate with a complete range of windows and doors, with both manual or automatic swing and sliding doors an option. Our Aluminium curtain walling offers you and your customers the complete package whether you require flat or sloped glazing.

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Roller Shutter Doors

From Galvanised, Aluminium, Heavy Steel, Insulated, Fire Protection and see through Vision Roller Shutters, we can supply, fit and maintain. The best way to prevent unauthorised access and vandalism to your premises, designed to secure your property and protect its contents.

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Sectional Overhead Doors

Ideal in situations where head room may be restricted, and there is insufficient space to fit the box required for a roller shutter. These high quality doors are extremely robust, and constructed to give long service. In the event of accidental damage, sections can be replaced.

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High Speed Doors

Designed to provide a thermal barrier between internal and external apertures whilst maintaining ease and speed of access. High speed doors allow fast action opening and closing, minimising the escape or ingress of warm air from the property.

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Automatic Doors

AUTOMATIC DOORS Designed with safety in mind, all our automatic doors comply with British Standard BS7036. Designed and installed to meet the need of a high volume of pedestrian traffic and buildings needing to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (inclusive of the former Disability Discrimination Act) requirements. 

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Manual and Fire Doors

Internal or external manual doors, in wood with or without lite kits and glass, or windows. All fire doors are all CE marked and CERTIFIRE approved. Full or partial glass doors for well traveled corridor doors. It is essential that the doors have a widow to provide safety and allow others to see people on eiether side of the door

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Automatic Gates and Barriers

Cantilever sliding gate systems do not require a ground track – ideal for sloping driveways or busy or heavy traffic entrances. We supply and fit Wooden, Aluminium and Steel sliding gates Solid wood or aluminium gates provide additional privacy and increased security.

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Disability Access

Wheelchair Access, Disability Funding
Disability access regulations for your business premises
What all businesses need to know about wheelchair and disability access regulations for their business premises in the UK.

According to the Equality Act 2010, you are disabled if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

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The Crucial turnstile range is versatile and meets the widest demands from use in public and commercial environments. Turnstiles provide a secure, effective way of controlling pedestrian traffic. We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor turnstiles. The recommendation of turnstile will depend on the security required, location and aesthetics whilst taking into account use in normal and emergency situations.

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Crucial Engineering Maintenance agreement we offer a 24/7 365 days a year


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