Pedestrian doors in workplaces must earn their keep

28/11/2017 10:27:40
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When is a door not a door? When it is a high-performance business asset, says Nick Cox, a manager with sara LBS. For business premises and other work-related buildings, such as hospitals, schools, theatres and sports venues, doors must provide security against unauthorised access as well as fire safety, without compromising the efficient passage of people, products and equipment.

Almost everybody with the word ‘manager’ in their job title has some level of responsibility for the security of premises as well as a duty of care in relation to fire escape routes. For many working environments steel personnel doors are an ideal solution, offering aesthetic, functional day-to-day performance as well as safety and security benefits.

sara LBS is perhaps best known for supplying and installing industrial roller doors and loading bay systems. However, it also regularly fits high specification hinged fire exit, security and personnel doors across the full spectrum of building types. The doors are designed to allow easy access for pedestrians, while offering security and environmental protection. Single and double openings are available in a range of standard and custom sizes, from 690mm to 2,600mm wide and from 2,100mm to 2,900mm high.

The doors can be specified solid or to include windows. Where security is a concern, sara LBS can deliver the windows using toughened glass and can size them to prevent breaking and entering. For its pedestrian doors sara LBS frames are fitted with four dog bolt hinges and a universal lock as standard, with an optional blanking plate if required.

For higher security installations they can also be fitted with an astragal cover over the lock side of the door so that it is almost impossible to lever it open with a crowbar or similar tool. Furthermore, doors can be mounted on dog bolt hinges that are fitted with pins which locate into the hinge side of a door leaf, so that when the door is closed the pins make its mounting more secure and less susceptible to being broken down or lifted off its hinges.

The construction of the doors is based on 1mm to 2mm Zintec, Aluzinc or steel sheets, with a core of either self supporting resin impregnated honeycomb or solid timber. These designs can be used as fire escape doors: the core does not expand when temperatures rise, so the door remains operable, allowing occupants to escape burning buildings to a place of safety.

The range also includes design with a greater amount of steel, which is intended to expand when subjected to extreme heat. In the event of a fire, this allows it to expand into its frame and prevent smoke and flames from spreading.

sara LBS is able to supply pedestrian doors that are suitable for almost every installation imaginable. To facilitate this wide applicability, they are available in standard sizes and designs and also to bespoke specification to suit individual installations. The doors are available with a range of accessories, such as spring closers, hold-open devices, bells, lights, signage, etc.

They can be supplied as standard in goose wing grey on pre-primed steel or there are multiple other options for the finish, including coloured polyester powder coating, PVC laminate, wood grain effect, stainless steel, brushed, polished or patterned finishes.

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Image 1: sara LBS's steel personnel doors offer aesthetic, functional day-to-day performance as well as safety and security benefits.

Image 2: Where security is a concern, sara LBS can deliver doors to include windows using toughened glass and can size them to prevent breaking and entering.

About sara LBS

sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay systems, high speed doors and industrial doors.It has provided high quality product solutions and outstanding customer service since it was founded 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus.

Product Solutions

sara LBS’s range of high quality products includes its complete loading bay packages (including scissor lifts, ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ range of rapid roll, high speed doors for internal and external use, insulated sectional overhead doors and roller shutter doors. It has extensive sector expertise and provides total packages that are tailored to meet all its customer’s needs. Specialist sectors include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution.

Maintenance & Repair

Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shelters, high speed doors and industrial doors using its specialist engineers based across the country. It works with end users to extend the safe working lifetime of their doors and equipment by providing both preventative maintenance packages and standard and emergency repairs.

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Editor Contact

DMA Europa Ltd. : David Bedford
Tel: +44 (0)1562 751436 Fax: +44 (0)1562 748315

Company Contact

sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd : Louise Nurse
Tel: +44 (0)1442 245577 Fax: +44 (0)1442 217117

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