Thursday 1 February 2024

New Standards for 2024

ADSA – the Automatic Door Suppliers Association – is flagging changes to two standards which will affect the industry in 2024.

Revisions to EN 16005 have been introduced which include changes to risk assessments and test methods for powered pedestrian doors (PPD).

In addition, EN 17352, the standard for power operated pedestrian entrance control equipment (turnstiles, swing lanes and retractable barriers) has been published in the ‘designated list’ by the UK Government. 

This follows harmonisation by the European Union in August last year.

Once harmonised and designated, a ‘presumption of conformity’ is accepted and requirements to protect health and safety are established.

EN 16005 has been under review since 2018. During this time, many CEN member countries asked for clarification on details of the current standard. 

The standard setting body revised the European-wide standard and CEN has published a new version EN 16005: 2023. BS/IS versions of the standard will follow shortly.

EN 16005: 2023 has not yet been harmonised or cited in the Official Journal of the European Union. 

Each national setting body (BSI/NSAI) must withdraw the previous standard (EN 16005: 2012) and replace it with the new one. This process must be completed by 30 June 2024.

The standard is not retrospective, so all doors fitted before the UK publication date, need not comply.

The main changes include:
  • Amendments to the risk assessment for vulnerable traffic
  • Additional safety dimension drawings to highlight typical hazard prevention measures.
  • Revision of finger protection minimum height (1.9m)
  • Detailed construction requirements for barriers (for both barriers at 90 degrees and in the same plane).
  • Additional safeguarding and test for revolving doors

All companies specifying, supplying, installing or servicing Powered Pedestrian Door Systems should work to the new standard once it has been published and released.

For further information, call 01827 216136 or email:

Training courses which include outlines of the new standards can be found at:

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