Your automatic doors must be DDA-compliant by law. We have installed DDA doors for a vast number of retail outlets, companies and public sector organisations and we have the experience you need to ensure you are not in breach of the law. And, as we design, manufacture and install all our automatic doors in-house, we can offer market-leading, highly competitive prices. We have engineers in your area – call us or get a free quote.
The Disability Discrimination Act
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), which applies to virtually all organisations including small businesses with fewer than 15 employees, states that reasonable provision should be made to ensure that buildings are accessible and usable by all those who could be expected to use the building. DDA affects both the design of new buildings and existing buildings being used in the provision of goods, facilities and services. The act (which was merged and folded into the Equality Act 2010 in the UK) gives people with disabilities the following important rights so as not to be discriminated against:
The Risks Of Non-Compliance
If an organisation does not address access issues in and around a building, the implications can be serious, ranging from heavy compensation claims to complete closure of business. Along with the possibility of having to defend a costly legal action, there is an opportunity risk. There are over 10 million people registered as disabled in the UK and over 11 million over the age of 65. It is estimated UK businesses could be losing as much as £50 billion a year from lost custom due to access issues.
Employers are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their premises for a particular applicant/employee including:
The Automatic Door Company supplies a wide range of DDA compliant access solutions, such as automatic doors and complete access control systems. It is important to provide easy access for all people to enter your building. Access should not compromise security, however – and we can ensure the two work in harmony so you remain DDA compliant whilst maintaining the level of security your business requires.
JPF have been Wirral Councils Schedule of Rates contractor for Curtain walling & automatic doors for over 10 years covering education buildings & schools, municipal buildings, leisure buildings, libraries etc. They are a well-organised and structured company. Professional relationships with management are very good and staff is both competent and helpful. Installations are to a high standard and if there are any defects these are dealt with quickly and efficiently.Wirral Borough Council (James Cookson)
We requested the works due to a reasonable adjustment for a member of staff, The works were required to be completed at very short notice and during the Christmas break JPF had no problems or concerns in arranging this work ready for the member of staff to return to work.Wirral Borough Council (Neil Corser, Premises Manager/ Building Surveying & Minor Works)
JPF Systems install high quality aluminium windows, doors, and curtain walling across the North West of England and North Wales. From Merseyside to Manchester and Runcorn to Wrexham, our installation teams always work to the highest industry standards.
Working as main contractors or specialist sub-contractors, JPF Systems have developed excellent relationships with several local councils and other construction specialists. From the JPF Systems factory and head offices on the Wirral, the local motorway system connects products with development site quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money.Get in touch today