Automated Gate Safety

Intelligent Security and Fire provide a Gate Safety Certification service to automated gate systems. Our accredited engineers will visit your home or business premises carry out a full risk assessment including a force test and then advise you on precautions and additional safety measures that you need to take so ensure that you gates all fully compliant will all current safety legislation and HSE requirements.

Our engineers are qualified to give safety certificates based on an up-to-date knowledge of the Health and Safety Executive’s guidelines, including regulations BS EN 12453:2001, BS EN 12445:2001, BS EN 12635:2002, and BS EN 12604:2000.

In 2010 two incidents involving automatic gates occurred which resulted in the deaths of two children, and the HSE determined that the incident was in part due to the gates not adhering to these regulations.

Gate Safety Checklist

In order to ensure that your Automatic Gate System complies with UK regulation and is safe for everyday use, it is important that you make sure that you take a number of safety measures. This includes checking a number of things.

For gates that operate on a semi-automatic basis (i.e. gates that open only whilst you are holding down a button), it is important to check:

  • That your gate is regularly maintained by a qualified engineer, and that a record of your servicing history is kept
  • That there is an alternative way for pedestrians to gain access to the property
  • That it is clear to drivers and pedestrians that the gate is automated
  • That the control cabinet is contained in a lockable weatherproof enclosure
  • That when you operate the gate you have a clear view of the gate and its workings

In the case of fully automatic gates (i.e. a gate that opens upon being activated by a device within a predetermined time), it is important to check:

  • That the gate is working according to regulations specifying the amount of force to be used
  • That the person who will be using the gate has been trained in how to use the gate and is aware of the gate’s maintenance requirements
  • That the control cabinet is contained in a lockable weatherproof enclosure
  • That there is an alternative way for pedestrians to gain access to the property
  • That your gate is regularly maintained by a qualified engineer, and that a record of your servicing history is kept
  • That the gate has all safety features required for ensuring the safety of the user and any other pedestrians
Existing Barrier Maintenance, Repairs Takeovers

Intelligent Security and Fire have 25 years’ experience designing, installing, repairing and maintaining automated gates in compliance with current safety legislation and HSE regulations and can repair, maintain and takeover your existing automatic gates regardless of the make and model.

To discuss how we can help take care of your existing automates gates system and ensure their compliance please contact our customer service department today to see how we can help you.