Accessibility - Getting Closer And Closers

The DC6113 door closer

The challenge of finding the right balance between safety and security and the need to make buildings accessible for all users is a little closer thanks to an Approved door closer.

The new DC6113 from Assa Abloy meets both BS 8300 (Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment) and Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings).


 “What sets the DC6113 apart is the fact that it meets BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M at EN power size 3. This makes the DC6113 a best-in-class solution from which installers and fabricators stand to gain a host of benefits – from greater consumer loyalty to increased differentiation, credibility and brand awareness.”

– Eryl Jones 

Managing Director, Assa Abloy Door Hardware Group



“In today’s world, there is a duty of care to make sure every environment is inclusive to all," continues Assa Abloy's Jones. "Whether it’s ensuring access to a building or that individuals can safely exit in the event of an emergency, the importance of solutions that prioritise inclusive design cannot be overestimated – and that’s why we’re launching the DC6113 door closer.

"With our ageing population asked to push open increasingly heavy doors, many people in Britain struggle to access buildings – a problem that also affects young people and those with disabilities. At the same time, doors that open easily but do not close properly pose a security risk and do not comply with fire regulations. A balance of the two is therefore required to make buildings safe and accessible for everyone."



The DC6113 enables installers and fabricators to reassure their customers that they are specifying and fitting products that meet all relevant standards. This means BS 8300-2:2018 – the British Standard setting out how buildings should be designed, constructed and maintained to create an accessible and inclusive environment for all; Approved Document M, the building regulation for access to and the use of buildings; and The Equality Act, the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain.

The DC6113 door closer is the only product on the market that achieves both BS 8300-2:2018 and Approved Document M at EN power size 3. Many transom door closers only achieve these standards at EN power size 2, and are therefore not compliant with heavier doors that require EN power size 3.


Fire doors

Equally important, the DC6113 is CE-marked and tested to BS EN 1154 and BS EN 1634-1, as well as suitable for fire and smoke protection on timber doors up to 60 minutes. This makes it ideal for a wide range of environments, including public buildings, commercial offices, universities, schools, retail environments, leisure facilities, hospitals and more.

Picture: The DC6113’s Cam-Motion technology delivers a rapidly decreasing torque curve for minimal resistance and thermodynamic valves that ensure consistent performance in a range of temperatures.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
03rd September 2020


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