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CPD focuses on ensuring access for all

GEZE UK’s RIBA-approved CPD, ‘Removing Barriers to Access’, has been ‘completely revised and updated’, and includes new visuals and updates to regulation, all in GEZE’s new branding.

 The CPD looks at why door controls are needed, explains the various standards and regulations that apply, and where and when to use a manual door control or an automatic operator. It looks at self-closing devices for fire door applications, and the benefits of electro hold-open devices. The seminar also explains the benefit of automatic doors, the different types and their suitability, and their potential danger points.

The 40-minute seminar covers all the relevant standards and regulations, and is included in RIBA’s core curriculum: ‘Access for all, Compliance, and Designing and building it’.

It can be presented in person or ‘virtually’ via a variety of online platforms and at a time to suit.

National Specification manager, Richard Richardson-Derry said: “The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and its replacement, the Equality Act 2010, have rightly enshrined in law that a disabled person must not discriminated against, and has the same opportunities as every other member of the public. This includes access to shops restaurants, theatres, hospitals, or any public building.  This seminar provides detailed guidance on how architects and specifiers can do just that.”

Other presentations offered by GEZE UK include ‘EN 16005 - Safeguarding Pedestrians from Accidents at Power Operated Doorsets’; ‘Designing Effective Natural Heat and Smoke Ventilation’, ‘Glass Door Assemblies – Selection and Specification’, and ‘Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors’.



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