Industrial Locksmith Services
Does your Business Conform to Current ADA Requirements?
ADA is a familiar acronym for The American Disabilities Act that the U.S. Congress passed in 1990 and amended in 2008. The ADA prohibits discrimination and mandates equal access for persons with disabilities to employment, transportation, state and local government services, public accommodations, and commercial facilities. The last two on the list are our primary concerns at Brown’s Lock shop & Maintenance. we help architects, contractors, builders and business owners to comply with ADA requirements in building of all sizes.
Section 4.13.9 of the ADA addresses door hardware, and it says “Handle, pulls, latches, locks and other operating devices on accessible doors shall have a shape that is easy to grasp with one hand and does not require tight grasping, tight pinching, or twisting of the wrist to operate.”
Basically, if the potential exists for someone or customer to visit your facility, you need to be in compliance.
The act has no grandfather clause, it stipulates, that in existing structures, barriers to entry or services must be removed if” technically feasible.” And cost is not a factor in determining whether an action would be technically feasible.
Although the Minimum fine is over $55,000 for the first offense, there may be a tax credit or incentives for upgrading to ADA compliant hardware.
Do All of Your Door Alarms Work?
Over 50% of the restaurants & retail outlets we have visited have had at least 1 alarm that wasn’t functioning properly.
You and your staff are busy, and let’s face it, your employees aren’t trained or certified to properly service your anti-pilfer alarms. IMAGINE for a moment having one less thing to do this quarter. WE CAN HELP!
We have found the majority of managers lose the keys to open the cover and change the battery.
Some facility management companies charge over $130.00 just to change the battery.
Our quarterly maintenance plan can drastically increase the life of your anti-pilfer units. We create a log book for each unit, clean and lubricate the internal parts, make sure it functions properly then install a new battery. If we find any broken or damaged parts we notify management, and quote the price of the repair. Facilities on our service plan NEVER pay a service call or trip charge to repair a broken alarm. You ONLY pay for the parts and labor.
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