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Safety for the Disabled

Vision Panels

The Surelock McGill range of vision panels enables a door to comply with the requirement, while meeting security, ballistic, blast and safety standards.

Simple Door Operation

Door opening furniture

Surelock McGill products can provide solutions to meet the necessary minimal actuating force requirements.

BS 8300:2001 6.5

“Door opening furniture with a lever action should be used to enable easier operation by people with a weak grip. Care should be taken in the selection of security and fire exit fixings to ensure that they are manageable for all users.”

Securing entrance doors

Surelock McGill locking and bolting products can provide handle actuation on both single- and multi-point systems. Cylinder positions and handle location provides compliance with BS 8300:2001

BS 8300:2001 6.5.3

“The cylinder should be above the lever handle to enable unobstructed access to the keyway. Where a multipoint locking system is used, care should be taken to ensure that it is locked /unlocked simultaneously by a single turn of the key. Where doors are required to be bolted for security purposes, consideration should be given to a surface mounted espagnolette bolt with top and bottom shoots operated by a single handle positioned at a height between 750mm and 1000mm from the flnished floor level.”

Extract from BS 8300:2001, supporting the ‘Disability Discrimination Act’ Section 6.4.3 Vision Panels:

“Entrance and lobby doors, other than those to dwellings, should have viewing panels to alert people approaching a door to the presence of another person on the other side.

If a door has a single viewing panel, the minimum zone of visibility should be between 500mm and 1500mm from the floor.

If a door requires an intermediate horizontal section for strength or to accommodate door furniture, the door should have two viewing panels, one accommodating a zone of visibility between 500mm and 800mm from the floor and the other accommodating a zone of visibility between 1150mm and 1500mm from the floor (see diagram below).

Commentary on 6.4.3 This enables a person of small stature or a wheelchair user (when approaching a door) to see, and be seen by, another wheelchair user or an ambulant person approaching from the other side, while allowing the possibility of having an opaque area across the door to provide strength, or to accommodate door furniture.

NOTE 1: More than two vision panels may be provided, or may be larger than the zones of visibility, as long as the zones are accommodated within the glazing area.

NOTE 2: Vision panels may be less than the minimum size or omitted in doors to spaces that are required to be darkened for their function, e.g. cinemas and auditoria.”