Ensuring access for all

GEZE UK’s popular 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 w hy door controls are needed, explains the various standards and regulations that apply, w here and w hen 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, as w ell as their potential danger points. Offering architects and specifiers invaluable advice and guidance, w hich contributes to their continuing professional development, this updated training seminar gives a better understanding of the requirements of specifying door control devices to make buildings accessible to everyone. 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, usually lunchtime but breakfast seminars or afternoon sessions can be accommodated.

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The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and its replacement The Equality Act 2010 has 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.

National Specification Manager Richard Richardson-Derry

RIBA Chartered Architects are obliged to undertake a minimum of 35 hours a w eek to maintain their competence: https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/cpd/fulfilling-your-cpd-obligations. Other presentations offered by GEZE UK, include EN 16005 - Safeguarding Pedestrians from Accidents at Pow er 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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