Requirement K6: Protection against impact from and trapping by doors

  1. Requirements      

    Requirements      

    This approved document deals with the following requirement from Part K of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.

     Requirement

    Protection against impact from and trapping by doors

    K6.(1) Provision shall be made to prevent any door or gate:

    (a) which slides or opens upwards, from falling onto any person; and
    (b) which is powered, from trapping any person.

    (2) Provision shall be made for powered doors and gates to be opened in the event of a power failure.

    (3) Provision shall be made to ensure a clear view of the space on either side of a swing door or gate.

    Limits on application

    Requirement K6 does not apply to:

    (a) dwellings, or
    (b) any door or gate which is part of a lift.

    Performance

    In the Secretary of State’s view, you can meet requirement K6 if you take measures to prevent the opening and closing of doors and gates presenting a safety hazard.