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How To Perform An Automatic Door Opener Daily Safety Check

How To Perform An Automatic Door Opener Daily Safety Check

How to Perform a Daily Safety Check

Sensor Activation/Presence Detection Safety Checks

In general, start by checking the electronic sensor by walking toward the door opening at amoderate speed at various angles. The door should start opening as you approach, should swingor slide open smoothly and stop without impact. As you move slowly toward the door, it shouldremain open. For doors that are used for two-way traffic, you should repeat this process from theother side of the opening.

Now, step out of the sensor zone or off the floor mat. After a brief time delay, the door shouldclose.

Approach the safety side of the swinging door first, then have someone else approach theactivating side of the door. As long as you are in the safety area of the door, it should not open. It isrecommended that you observe the traffic coming to the door and plan the traffic patterns so thatpeople will approach the doors from straight on and not from an angle.

Further, if your doors are equipped with electronic holding beams, you should cover each doorwayholding the beam with your hand and stand motionless for several seconds. The door shouldremain open. Remove your hand and the door should close after the time delay expires. If othersafety devices are being used, crouch motionless in the door opening for ten seconds. The doorshould not close.

If the safety sensor is not working, the door may swing toward you without stopping.

* Exercise caution while conducting your daily checks.

How to Perform a Daily Safety Check

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