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European Standards - Automatic Doors and Gates

The Directives and Technical Standards that regulate the construction and marketing of automatic and/or motorised gates and doors are numerous and continually updated by the technical commissions for European legislation, below there is a detailed overview:

DIRECTIVES  are European laws which, once " adopted " by individual states, become national laws.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS define the minimum safety requirements and construction criteria dictated by the Directives.
European Standards EN 12453
Main Directives:

  • 305/2011/UE - Marketing of construction products
  • 2006/42/CE - Machinery Directive
  • 2014/35/UE - Low Voltage Directive LVD
  • 2014/30/UE - Electromagnetic Compatibility EMC
  • 2014/53/UE - Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  • 2011/65/CE - RoHS II Directive -  Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances
Technical Standards - Automatic Doors and Gates:

  • EN 12453 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety in use of motorised doors, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 16005 - Motorised pedestrian doors - Safety in use, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 60335-2-95 - Particular requirements for vertical moving garage doors for residential use
  • EN 12978 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety devices, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 12100 - Machine safety - General principles for design - Risk assessment and risk reduction
  • EN 13856-2 - Machine safety - Pressure sensitive protective devices, Part 2 General principles for design
  • EN 13857 - Machine safety - Safety distances to prevent hazardous areas being reached by upper and lower limbs
  • EN 13849-1 - Machine safety - Safety-related parts of control systems, Part 1: General principles for design
Product Standards - Doors and Gates

  • EN 13241 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Performance characteristics
  • EN 12604 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Mechanical aspects, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 12433 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Terminology, Types of doors
  • EN 12424 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to wind load, Classification
  • EN 12444 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to wind load, Tests and calculations
  • EN 12425 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to water penetration, Classification
  • EN 12489 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Resistance to water penetration, Test method
  • EN 12426 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Air permeability, Classification
  • EN 12427 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Air permeability, Test method
  • EN 12428 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Thermal transmittance, Requirements for calculation
  • EN 16034 - Pedestrian, industrial, commercial and garage doors - Performance characteristics and fire and/or smoke resistance
Standards soon to be revised (2021-2022)

  • EN 13241 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Performance characteristics
  • EN 12453 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety in use of powered doors, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 16005 - Motorised pedestrian doors - Safety in use, Requirements and test methods
  • EN 12978 - Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates - Safety devices, Requirements and test methods
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