New ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2011 Released on Power Operated Pedestrian Doors

The new ANSI/BHMA A156.10 2011 Edition, “Power Operated Pedestrian Doors,” is now available from Document Center Inc.  The 54-page revision standard contains provisions, including performance tests and dimensional requirements, that are intended to reduce the chance of injury.

Requirements in this Standard apply to power operated doors for pedestrian use which open automatically when approached by pedestrians and some small vehicular traffic, or by a knowing act. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment.

Power operated doors for industrial or trained traffic are not covered by ANSI/BHMA A156.10.  It also does not apply to power assist and low energy power operated doors, which are covered by ANSI/BHMA A156.19.

The standard contains specifications relating to minimum or maximum dimensions of various components of power operated doors for pedestrian use and some small vehicular traffic,  providing user protection for  standard application conditions. These dimensions, naturally, do not apply to custom installations.

Tests and required performance levels in this standard include:  Control Mat Performance, Break Away Egress, and Salt Spray.

This new edition and all BHMA standards are available from Document Center Inc. under license agreement with BHMA.  Use our website,, or call us at 650-591-7600.  You can also reach us by fax (650-591-7617) or email (  Your order can be processed upon receipt for either e-delivery within 20 minutes or UPS shipment if received by 3:45 pm California time.

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Claudia Bach

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