All powered gate systems, barriers, bollards and alike are classified as in-situ machines and electric gate safety is the responsibility of their owners and maintainers.
Since before the ‘Roman times’ it has been an offence to cause injury to persons, pets & livestock or damage to property. Therefore, it is no new thing that system owners should take adequate or better care of their possessions and it also makes great sense to look after a valuable investment. Safety reviews are one way in which owners are able to ensure electric gate safety and minimise such risks.
Many homeowners will have electric gates on their property that were installed before the latest control boards and modern safety devices were available. Gate-A-Mation have the ability to improve your electric gates and make them safer using the latest technology, knowledge in gate risk assessments and equipment. This is not always something owners are keen to invest in, but knowing what options are currently available and the benefits they offer is a wise move.
The safety considerations of every system can easily change and likely risks are known to fluctuate dramatically, so owners are advised to have a safety review of their whole installation regularly. Common influences include a change of use, type of use or users, level of use, as well as environmental impact any of which may only be temporary.
Traditional methods of installation and design are being challenged and as such, what was done before, may no longer be ok to do again. A classic example is the position of a gate hung at the centre of a pier. This is now considered as a ‘High Risk’ hazard and should be avoided or have suitable protection added. Electric gate safety of older models is often overlooked until it is too late, faulty gates can have devasting consequences on individuals and sadly in some cases children have lost limbs from becoming trapped in the system. We see it as our mission here at Gate-A-Mation to minimise such risks wherever possible with our safety reviews.
For more information about electric gate safety and to get a safety review carried out on your gate, fill in our contact form below. A friendly member of our team will be in touch with your best options and will be able to talk you through the process.