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27th Jan 2016

A Scottish university has been forced to teach its staff and students how to use its revolving doors

Colm Boohig

An Aberdeen university has issued a guide on revolving doors.

A member of staff broke their arm when using a revolving door in Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, so a how-to-use guide has now been created and sent to staff and students.


STV News has reported the story, with the email reading as follows.

“Following an incident on campus recently, we would like to bring the following guidance to your attention.

“Revolving doors are heavy and may cause serious injuries if they strike someone.

“Do not push the doors hard as they will continue revolving and do not have automatic brakes.

“Do not try to stop or slow the doors if they are revolving.

“Be aware of other people using the doors: push forward gently and with consideration.”

“Pay attention and look where you are going when using these doors: facial injuries can occur if the doors stop unexpectedly.”

“Be cautious if you have children, luggage or large packages: consider using the accessible door at the side.”

Those damn revolving doors can sure be tricky, be careful out there.

Cover image via Wikimedia Commons.