Revolving Doors Atidoor occur more often than you may think and are more prevalent than automatic swinging door and automatic sliding door injuries. Two recent lawsuits for revolving door injuries had one common factor. No daily inspections or safety evaluations were make by the management of the facilities where the revolving doors were install. And, while critically important, the daily safety checks would not have prevented the resulting injuries in the multiple user incidents.
Revolving Door Case Consultation #1:
A store patron was entering the revolving door from the interior of the store to exit the building. From video surveillance provided, an elderly patron decided to try and enter the revolving door from the exterior side of the store just as the door panel was approaching the fixed side panel of the drum. The patron in the process of leaving the store was completely absorbed in a conversation with her friend sharing the same segmented compartment of this four panel system. Both ladies were not paying any attention to their proximity with the door wing immediately in front of them.
They appeared to be less than two inches from the face of the door as they were exiting the store. When the elderly gentleman enter the zone protected by the crush protection sensor, the sensor perform flawlessly and stop the rotation of the doorway to prevent him from being trap between the fixed panel and the approaching door wing. One of the two ladies continued walking forward into the winged panel in front of her, breaking her nose.
Revolving Door Case Consultation #2:
A woman was leaving a store, entered the revolving door while talking on her cell phone. A mother, pushing her small daughter in a stroller attempted to enter the revolving doorway. And the doorway abruptly stopped due to their proximity with the revolving door panel and the fixed panel. The woman with the cell phone smashed her face and phone into the door panel in front of her. Breaking both the glass panel of the revolving door wing and two of her front teeth.