Electric Gates

Electric automated gates should not only add security and value to your home, they should offer safety to anyone using them.  Following two tragedies involving electric automated gates and children, the HSE issued strict guidelines in September 2010.

Electric gate safety is the owner’s responsibility

When it comes to electric gates, the onus of responsibility is on the owner, landlord or management company to ensure that electric gates are working in a safe manner.  Since five young children were killed or seriously injured in accidents involving electronic gates, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued the September 2010 HSE electric gate guidelines.

All CIA’s electronic gate designs and installations are fully compliant to the criteria of the HSE safety notices and our expert team of system designers can  help you provide a reasonable amount of protection to provide a safer environment and reduce the risk of an accident.  Our fully trained team of system designers and technicians can assess and advise you on new installations, and if you are unsure about the safety of an existing gate automation system, CIA can test and report on that, too.  We can also upgrade failed systems – a small price to pay when lives are at risk.

Every one of our installations comes with a full multi page risk assessment and impact test results pack, a legal requirement of the HSE guidelines.  It should be noted that, under the guidelines, even EN compliant equipment must be impact tested using the correct impact testing equipment by a qualified technician if it is to meet the required forces allowed.

Each and every gate designed and installed by CIA meets the following BS an EN standards for industrial, commercial, garage doors & gates:

•    BS EN 12453:2001 – Safety in use of power operated doors (requirements)
•    BS EN 12445:2001 – Safety in use of power operated doors (test methods)
•    BS EN 12635:2002 – Installation & use
•    BS EN 12604:2000 – Mechanical aspects requirements

For advice on the Safety Notices, visit New safety advice issued on electric gates

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  • Roger Harvey Berkshire

    Customer service has always been good and a great deal of time and effort was put into sorting out the issues we had with the system when it was first installed.  We always found CIA to be a very reliable company and a company we would be more than happy to recommend.

  • Alan Jones – Newbury, Berkshire

    We always receive excellent service from CIA. We appreciated the text ‘reminder’ about the service appointment.

  • Mr Evans Denmead, Hampshire

    Technician was excellent, took care of my property, hoovered as he went along and took the time to channel the wiring properly and back filled as required – Absolutely first class service.  I was hesitant to use CIA but friends recommended them and I am very pleased that I followed up on their advice.

  • J M Sewell Chichester, West Sussex

    CIA is well run and the equipment installed is always first class.

  • Mr T xxxxxxx Portsmouth, Hampshire

    The service we receive is excellent and always has been.

  • Mrs ****** Chichester, West Sussex

    Recommended by a family member so have not had anyone else to quote.  Hard reputation to follow!

  • Dr xxxxx Hampshire

    Your staff are always pleasant, helpful and informative.  It is also nice to have the same person every time to do the service.

  • Mr D Gxxxxx Cosham, Hampshire

    Friendly, helpful and accommodating.

  • Miss T Hxxxxx Churt, Surrey

    Designer was quite thorough with information and very prompt quote. Engineer is excellent and we will gladly have him back here for maintenance or future issue.

  • Mr Johnstone, Priory School Southsea, Hampshire

    Another great job – Many thanks.

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