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BS8300-2:2018 Accessibility Changes
Updates to our Security Lane Configurations. British Standard BS8300-2:2018 is the standard to ensure that buildings are designed in an accessible way, creating an inclusive built environment. With this standard, and like many others, change is inevitable in order to adapt and better the way in which we implement entrance solutions. To meet the demands and revised British Standard, we at Boon Edam Limited have changed some dimensions of our security lane configurations. These new dimensions will increase the wider usability of our lanes, helping to create a more accessible entry. The latest version of BS8300-2:2018 now states that banks of security lanes must offer a supervised accessible lane or gate with a minimum passage width of 1000mm. Changes to BS8300-2:2018. Having reviewed the latest revision of BS8300, and being a responsible manufacturer and installer of security turnstiles, and with particular focus on paragraph 8.5.3 if the British Standard, Boon Edam Limited's advice to all customers is as follows: Security turnstiles and barriers are only deemed to be accessible, as detailed within BS8300-2:2018, if the following criteria can be met; A wide version of a bi-parting or folding security turnstile or barrier (Lifeline Swing being an example of this form of turnstile) is included in the design which provides a minimum 1000mm through passage width, or A side-hung gate (Boon Edam’s Winglock Swing and Winglock 900 are examples of this type of unit) is installed in close proximity to the main security line, again with a minimum through passage width of 1000mm, and In both of the above options the 1000mm min. width Security turnstile or Side-hung gate should be supervised while under use by an accessible user. Our Interpretation of The Term 'Supervised'. Supervision of an un-trained accessible user would entail the unit being controlled by a suitably trained operator, in normal use, this would be a member of the reception staff, security guard or a visitor’s host. The operation would generally be by the means of a control panel or key fob which latches so that the accessible gate remains open for the entire passage of the accessible user through the unit before then being actively closed using the same activation device. Visual contact with the user is to be maintained during the full cycle of the unit. Where an accessible user can be deemed as having undergone training, i.e. Has undertaken a period of training on the correct, safe use of the security turnstiles by the building owner, and is a regular user e.g. An employee whose place of work is the building containing the turnstiles, Boon Edam Limited deem that they have the knowledge to allow them to self-supervise and safely use the turnstiles without the need of an operator to assist or supervise. For Further Guidance. For more information on the updated British Standard in relation to our products, please get in touch, and one of our regional specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.
Celebrating 25 Years of Service with Boon Edam UK
On the 19th February 2020, we celebrated a loyal employee - Andy Stott for his 25 years of Boon Edam service. Congratulating Andy, Graeme Firth - MD of Boon Edam Limited presented Andy with his requested gift. A swift presentation giving thanks to his dedication, drive and loyalty to not only the company, but the clients we work with and colleagues also. A Gift Full of Thanks Employed for just over 25 years now, we at Boon Edam UK gifted Andy Stott (at request) with what can only be described as a workman’s request a vast supply of ‘tools’ to say thank you. Andy whose role is now an Installation Supervisor, started his journey at Boon on the 5th December 1994 and it is a privilege to have dedicated employees who believe in the Boon way for over two decades. A 25 Year Journey Starting his journey out as our recently retired HSE Managers apprentice and as an engineer, Andy has worked with some of Boon Edams most valued and long-term employees.
Devon House Shortlisted for BCO London Award
For the third time in a row, infamous UK architects Stiff + Trevillion have been shortlisted under the Recycled/Refurbished Workplace Category for the BCO Regional Awards 2020. Devon House sits in a location that boasts a rich history within the East End of London. Forming part of the commercial docks making up the Port of London from 1828 - 1968. Now in 2020, St Katherine Docks (SKD) is now in the redevelopment zone known as the popular Docklands as a mixed-use development. Featuring a co-working hub in the ground floor, Devon House accommodates for flexible and adaptable workspaces, a key trend in well-being designs. On the ground floor a Hybrid revolving door (Tourniket) is the main entrance. A door that combines features of an all glass design (Crystal Tourniket) with the boldness of a Tourniket. To protect the upper floors, two banks of Lifeline Speedlane Swings in black RAL are placed on the east and west side of the ground floor. Contact
“The Power of Two” Makes an Entrance in China
Ashford, Kent, January 2020 – The beginning of 2019 saw a bold global partnership between Boon Edam, Schindler Lifts and PORT technology to launch a rivalling transit management solution that combines elevator destination control, security and transit intelligence. Being recognised as 'The Power of Two', the collaboration saw Boon Edam's best-selling speedgate - The Lifeline Speedlane Swing being fully integrated with Schindler PORT Technology to create a competitive 'one design, one solution' for architects and designers alike. With a strong USP where beauty meets security, the Power of Two campaign saw the first commission being placed in China for commercial banking giants, CIB (Industrial Bank Co., Ltd). Secure Destination Control for Industrial Bank Co., Ltd CIB (Industrial Bank Co., Ltd) is one of the first joint-stock commercial banks based in China. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2007 & ranking among the top 30 banks in the world and Fortune Global 500, with their headquarters based in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. It is at this location where the first Chinese Power of Two collaboration has been successfully commissioned. Spanning over two buildings, CIB commissioned Boon Edam China to supply a total of 36 Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates throughout the large offices, over various levels. Seven of these lanes (one set of 4 lanes comprising of 5 cabinets; and one set of 3 lanes with 2 cabinets) were dedicated to the Power of Two solution. Secure Building Entrance Solution The lane sets showcasing the Power of Two are located at the main entrances elevator lobby. Collectively, they offer smart and efficient elevator destination control, saving energy by grouping passengers travelling to the same floor together. This combined with the security features offer accurate tailgating detection and relieve pressure on security and reception staff. We are proud to have been able to offer the first of many welcome and secure entrance solutions. To find out more about our partnership with Schindler PORT Technology, please don't hesitate to contact our team. Contact