Procter Automatic Gates has launched a free specification checking service for specifiers to ensure that new powered gates comply with all current safety standards and guidance from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Powered Gates Group of the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).
Moreover, checks will help to avoid the need for costly alterations and upgrades during or after the installation, and architects, specifiers and end users can be confident that the gates will, in fact, be safe.
Powered gates offer many advantages, particularly where some degree of manual or automated access control is required, but the gates are usually equipped with motors that are powerful enough to cause serious injury in the event of a person become trapped or entangled in the moving gate or its mechanism.
Procter Automatic Gates is offering a specification checking service to coincide with Gate Safety Week (13-19 October), which has been organised by the Powered Gate Group to improve awareness of the issues relating to the installation and maintenance of powered gates.
Any specifier planning to use a powered gate on a project in the UK can submit their designs and specifications, together with information about gate usage, whereupon Procter’s experts will assess whether the gate would meet the essential health and safety requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and could be CE marked accordingly, and whether the gate would satisfy the requirements of the Powered Gate Group Guide to Gate Safety Legislation and Standards.