VPL Door Requirements

Accessibility codes require the following when installing doors on a VPL:

Special swing doors must be flush mounted in the following situations:

  • In a public setting
  • When the VPL is in a hoistway
  • At all landings

*Flush mounting the doors in the above situations eliminates any possible pinching hazards

Circumstances where the doors are required to be power operated:

When an automatic door is required:

  • If the car is entered at two landings on the same side
  • If the car is entered on one end and exited 90 degrees from that

Other scenarios where an automatic operator is required:

  • An entrance accessed with a ramp
  • An application with more than 2 stops
  • When doors do not have 18″ of clearance next to the handle side of the door.

Manufacturers will provide doors that meet local code requirements

For more information on VPL door requirements, please give us a call @ 847-215-9490


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