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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