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A Safety Conscious Company

Safety & Compliance

Safety & Compliance

Covering London, Home Counties, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Beyond

Safety & Compliance

If you have been searching online or have begun talking to gate automation companies, it is likely you are already aware or have been advised of the importance of safety. This advice may range from: “Oh yeah, you’ll need a pair of safety photocells and a safe edge”


“Your design must be given a proper risk assessment and all the identified risks of injury reduced to an acceptable level either by design or by the use of compliant safety devices. You will also need a certified force test together with all the relevant documentation to demonstrate compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act and/or The Supply of Machineries Act.”

We can all guess which is the right response but the wrong advice can leave both you and the installing company liable to prosecution at best and serious injury at worst for those who use the gates.

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An automation company has a legal duty to commission a new installation or upgrade and maintain an existing system in a manner that is compliant to The Machine Directive 2006/42/EC. To do this will also ensure that all non-domestic installations comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

As a result of deaths and serious injuries from incorrectly installed or maintained automated gates, the Health & Safety Executive has published Bulletins and Guidelines for both domestic and non-domestic applications where, for instance, there are persons with responsibility for employees, public and visitors. With the guidance and endorsement of the Health & Safety Executive, The Door Hardware Federation has established a Powered Gate Group to raise the standards within the industry and to offer guidance to purchasers and users of automation.

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London, Home Counties, Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and beyond

Frequently Asked Questions

We can supply and install bifold gates, swing gates and sliding gates.

Swing gates work by opening inwards or outwards like a standard door, while sliding gates work by running the section that’s opening along a rail parallel to the fixed section of the perimeter.

Your individual circumstances and layout will determine the best commercial security gates for your business premises, but we would generally recommend a combination of electric security gates combined with some form of access control to provide the best security solution.

Parking bollards offer a very effective security solution for your business premises, as they can provide an immovable barrier over which you have total control.

You can restrict access to your private car park by installing a barrier over which you have complete control to ensure only authorised vehicles can enter and leave. That could be in the form of security gates, bollards, CCTV and other access control systems.

Additional Security

We offer a range of additional security systems including CCTV systems, door entry systems, & access control systems

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We have a wide range of gate options available, so finding the right solution for you can be a maze…

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