Our Retractable Security Doors Comply with Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of the BCA

Australian
Trellis Door Company (ATDC), Australia’s leading supplier of retractable
security doors, has recently had its retractable security doors tested against various
Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions of the BCA to enable their use in shopping centres
when installed in a path of travel to a required exit.

Accredited
certifier Greg Murrow of Murrow Consulting, an expert in the field of BCA fire
safety provisions and building regulations in NSW, has, after thorough analysis
concluded that, subject to certain conditions, ATDC’s retractable security
doors do in fact comply with the Deemed- to -Satisfy Provisions of the BCA, namely:

  • 1.BCA
    Clause D1.6 (a): The subject prototype retractable security door has a
    height of no less than 1980mm
  • 2.BCA
    Clause D2.21 (a)(i):

a. The subject prototype retractable
security door is readily open-able without a key from the side that faces a
person seeking egress, by a single hand downward action on a single device
which is located between 900mm and 1.1m from the floor.

b. The subject prototype retractable
security door lever handle is such that the hand of a person who cannot
grip will not slip from the handle during the operation of the latch; and has a
clearance between the handle and the back plate or door face at the centre grip
section of the handle of not less than 35mm and not more than 45mm

Limiting Conditions:

The
proposed retractable security doors:

  • 1.BCA
    Clause D.1.6 (g):

a. Shall not diminish the existing
unobstructed egress width of exits and paths of travel to exits within shopping
centres.

b. Shall be cut back on the side that
faces a person who is seeking egress, to maintain the unobstructed egress width
during a swinging door action, when the door is open or in the process of being
opened.

To
obtain a full copy of Murrow Consulting’s report, please contact ATDC on 1800 657 435.

Alternatively
for more information on ATDC’s full range of retractable security doors sold in
the residential, commercial and industrial markets in:

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Darwin
  • Newcastle
  • Geelong
  • Canberra
  • all regional centres across Australia

For
more information about our security trellis doors, please visit ATDC’s
website
.

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