We encourage all professionals associated with the automated gate industry to take the Gate Safe training to improve their understanding of the required protocol to ensure a safe and compliant installation (More about Gate Safe training)
You can read a selection of guidance documents from Gate Safe and also from HSE below:
Basic risk assessment for automated gates
Hazards associated with automated gates
Existing vs new compliance
Gate Safe Aware supporter code of conduct
Physical guidelines for automated gates
Falling gates hazard
Rising arm barrier guidance
Gate Safe Aware Installer code of conduct
Read the key HSE guidance here
Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates 1
Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates 2
New safety advice issued
Browse through any of the tips below, straight from Gate Safe's Technical & Training Advisor, Rob Williams.
220.127.116.11. Emergency stopMachinery must be fitted with one or more emergency stop devices to enable actual or impending danger to be averted.The following exceptions apply:— machinery in which an emergency stop device would not lessen the risk, either because it would not reduce the stopping time or because it would not enablethe special measures required to deal with the risk to be taken,
To the untrained eye, there is no difference in the appearance of a safe or unsafe gate. The Gate Safe MOT provides a clear visual reference to indicate that a gate has been installed / maintained in line with best industry practice. Only Gate Safe installers are eligible to fit the Gate Safe MOT and the benefits include:
The Gate Safe Visualiser is an online, interactive, visual guide or checklist for those involved in:
Gate Safe introduced Premier Installer membership specifically for larger installer companies, to ensure that Gate Safe best practice was instilled in a significant proportion of the installer work force.
A company which boasts Premier Installer membership is required to have invested in training a minimum of 80% of its employees who are actively involved in the supply / fitting of automated gates.
Premier Installers have an enhanced entry on our postcode map and A-Z search facilities.
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The guidance and recommendations on this website represent our interpretation of advice based on information from HSE, British Standards and relevant UK legislation. It is not a definitive statement and should be used in conjunction with your own risk assessment of the specific site prior to undertaking any works. GSSC Ltd take no responsibility for any works carried out by the Gate Safe Aware Installers or for any installations carried out using the information and advice given on this website. All content, trade marks, downloads and images are copyright Gate Safe GSSC Ltd
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