Welcome to AGDA
The AGDA is the industry voice of the Australian Garage Door Industry set up to promote professionalism, safety and compliance for all the products and installation involved in the largest and heaviest moving part of a building being the Garage Door. The AGDA is made up of the key garage door & automation Manufacturers and Dealers (including Installers) based within Australian and represent the interests of all members.
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Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Please note that the following draft is open for public comment:
Draft Number: AS 3959
Title: Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas
Project Committee: FP-020
Public Comment Closing Date: 22/11/2017 23:59
The public comment period for AS 3959 will commence on 20 September 2017. This means that anyone having an interest, can make comment and recommendations on the reviewed document Login to Standards Hub at https://hub.standards.org.au/hub/public/ and navigate to the draft you wish to comment on. Additionally a statement regarding the Preliminary Impact Analysis process has been released by Standards Australia, and can be obtained by contacting the Australian Gsarage Door Association
The revised Standard will be presented in tabular format to facilitate direct comparison of each BAL level. As a consequence the old clause numbering nomenclature in the Standard will be changed.
Safety Labels and Standards
It has been established that up to two thirds of doors in Australia did not have safety/warning labels complying with Standards.
In the interests of safety, particularly for children and even pets, Australian Standards have mandatory label requirements in AS/NZS 4505:2012 and AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012.
Accordingly manufacturers should ensure that the required labels are supplied with the garage door and opener and installers should ensure the labels are affixed to the door or opener or in proximity to the door or opener as required by the Standards.
Door Standard AS/NZS4505 in relation to manual opening devices mandates that internal or external handles or pull cords shall always be fitted regardless of the way the door is operated. A warning notice shall be attached advising the use of the handle or pull cord, if the opener is inoperative. Locks shall not be permanently disabled but made temporarily inoperative as it may be necessary at some time to lock the door.
It further mandates in avoiding injury that where pinch points exist, warnings shall be provided to alert the user to the possibility of being caught and further to avoid entrapment the designs shall be such that a person’s
limb, or part thereof, cannot be caught or entrapped or where this cannot be achieved in a design and the possibility of entrapment exists, a warning notice shall be provided.
The mandatory requirements for safety labels in the Opener Standard AS/NZS 60335.2.95 are:
- Permanently fix the labels warning against entrapment in a prominent place or near any fixed controls
- Permanently fix the label concerning the manual release adjacent to its actuating member
- Drives shall be supplied with a label suitable for permanent fixing. For automatic drives, the label shall state the substance of the following: WARNING: Automatic drive – Keep away from the area of the door since it may operate unexpectedly.
- For other drives, the label shall include a warning sign having a height of at least 60 mm. The label shall also include the substance of the following:
WARNING: Keep children away when the door is moving.
- Drives shall be supplied with a label suitable for permanent fixing that describes how to use the manual release.