Acording to the
AAADM website, How to Perform a Daily Safety Check
Sensor Activation/Presence Detection Safety Checks
In general, start by checking the electronic sensor by walking toward the
door opening at a
moderate speed at various angles. The door should start opening as you
approach, should swing
or slide open smoothly and stop without impact. As you move slowly toward
the door, it should
remain open. For doors that are used for two-way traffic, you should repeat
this process from the
other side of the opening.
Now, step out of the sensor zone or off the floor mat. After a brief time
delay, the door should
Approach the safety side of the swinging door first, then have someone
else approach the
activating side of the door. As long as you are in the safety area of the
door, it should not open. It is
recommended that you observe the traffic coming to the door and plan the
traffic patterns so that
people will approach the doors from straight on and not from an angle.
Further, if your doors are equipped with electronic holding beams, you
should cover each doorway
holding the beam with your hand and stand motionless for several seconds.
The door should
remain open. Remove your hand and the door should close after the time
delay expires. If other
safety devices are being used, crouch motionless in the door opening for
ten seconds. The door
should not close.
If the safety sensor is not working, the door may swing toward you without stopping.
* Exercise caution while conducting your daily checks.
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