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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

From supply only, to supply and install, the team at Crucial Engineering offer it all. Our aluminium fabrication process allows us to manufacture bespoke commercial aluminium doors to suit any size or space required. We’ve built our reputation to become the leading supplier of aluminium doors to schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, retail units, office blocks, and many more.

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Aluminium Shop Fronts

Our aluminium shop fronts are one of our most popular choices for many reasons. Bespoke in their design, they can also include any access control systems you have in place. Our expertise also allows us to manufacture thermal and non-thermal fronts as well as offering you a choice of sliding or swing doors. On hand to provide you with real impact and build upon your professional image, all through installing the best aluminium shop front around.

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Aluminium Fabricators

From aluminium doors and windows to shop fronts and curtain walling, the team at Crucial Engineering can provide you with bespoke products to suit! Using some of the best and precision engineering technology available, our team of expert fabricators, matched with our knowledgeable surveyors and skilled installers make sure to provide you with bespoke products that fit perfectly with your requirements.

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Aluminium Curtain Walling

Innovative and thermally efficient, our range of systems are perfect for all commercial projects. Easily integrated with existing windows and doors, these systems come as both automatic or manual sliding or swings doors depending on your requirements. Offering you the entire package when it comes to glazing across large glass areas.

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Roller Shutter Doors

If you’re looking for roller shutters in aluminium or heavy steel, those that are insulated or galvanised, see-through vision or fire protected, then look no further than the range at Crucial Engineering. On hand to supply, fit, and maintain your doors, we can offer you the complete package. Update your security to your property.

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Sectional Overhead Doors

These top-quality doors are incredibly durable and offer a long life span. They’re also ideal in locations where headroom is limited, or there isn’t enough space to fit the parts required for roller shutters.

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High Speed Doors

Designed smartly to offer a thermal layer of protection between the inner and outer apertures, all while maintaining speed of access and ease. High-speed doors provide a quick action of opening and closing as well as minimise the escape of heat from a property.

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Automatic Doors

Automatic Doors: All Crucial Engineering’s automatic door range comply with British Standards. Designed and fitted to help control the flow and volume of pedestrian traffic, as well as help buildings to meet the requirements as laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

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Manual and Fire Doors

If you’re looking for a manual door, either internal or external, in wood and with or without glass and lite kits, look no further than the products that Crucial Engineering has to offer. With full and partial glass doors available for popular corridor doors, we can supply and install doors suited perfectly to your requirements.

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Automatic Gates

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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Automatic Barriers

Automatic car park and traffic barrier systems supplied at competitve prices. Increase security, improve safety and comply with health and safety.

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Turnstiles, believe it or not, can come in many different forms. Used within public and commercial environments, a turnstile ultimate aim is to provide a safe and secure way to control the flow of people traffic. Crucial Engineering offers a wide selection of both internal and external turnstiles, as well as those with different levels of security, shapes, sizes, etc. What you choose will depend on your requirements, but Crucial Engineering is with you every step of the way.

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Crucial Engineering maintenance agreement. Here for you 24/7 365 days a year.


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