Safety of Automatic Gates is paramount. Electrogate carry out on site Risk Assessments for all installations in accordance with current recommended Health & Safety Practices.
The Following Safety items are applied by Electrogate
- Site Risk Assessment
- 24 volt DC Operators with obstacle detection
- Additional safety photocells
- Safety Sensitive Edges
- Regular Annual Service & Safety checks
Current Government Health & Safety Notices
Current Government Health & Safety notices state that additional safety protection equipment should be fitted to electrically powered gates, subject to a Site Risk Assessment. (see www.hse.gov.uk)
Site Risk Assessment
In accordance with the Government Health & Safety Notices, Electrogate surveys each gate site to make a Site Risk Assessment, and to ensure we design the gates and specify the automation and safety features required appropriately. A Site Risk Assessment takes into account the gate location, frequency of use, type of users and potential gate hazards, such as the proximity of adjacent walls and pillars.
Gate Automation Safety Devices
We specifically include wherever necessary, automation features as follows.
- The use of 24 volt DC Gate Operators with built in obstacle detection
- A primary set of photocells between the pillars of the gates to detect obstacles breaking a beam between the pillars
- A secondary set of safety photocells fitted at the limit of swing gates to detect obstacles moving into the swing area
- Additional safety sensitive edges fitted to gates or adjacent walls/pillars to detect obstacles by physical pressure
If any of the above devices detect an obstacle such as a child or vehicle then the gates would automatically reverse to move clear of the obstacle.
Guide Lines for Careful Use of Automatic Gates
Automated gates are heavy moving structures and they need to be treated with respect. The following rules must be adhered to in order to prevent accidents during operation.
- Do not try to pass through the gates when they are moving, wait until the gates are fully open
- Do not stop unnecessarily between the gates
- Do not allow children to play near the gates
- Keep all remote transmitters out of the reach of children
- Do not operate the gates by remote control unless the gates are in view
- Do not attempt to impede the movement of the gates during operation
- Report any signs of malfunction immediately to Electrogate
- In the case of any malfunction, isolate the power supply, release any electric or automatic lock open the gates manually and call Electrogate
- Do not attempt to modify the gates or gate automation system in any way
Ensure your gates are Serviced at regular intervals