Are you thinking of having automatic electric gates installed? They are a great investment for your property, but it’s important to ensure that your gates are installed by a company that is qualified and trained to fit gates in accordance with the current rules and regulations.
Some of the facts surrounding gate safety:
- Any powered gate needs to comply with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This can be a swing gate, sliding gate, rising arm barrier, bi-folding or telescopic sliding gate.
- Any gate installed must undergo a full risk assessment – the British Standards are used to identify various potential risks posted by an automatic gate.
- A fully automatic gate should feature a minimum of two different types of safety device.
Here at Auto Access Solutions, we are proud to be Gate Safe registered installers. Gate Safe is an organisation, which is dedicated to help and offer advice to installers, user/owners and related industry professionals. Gate Safe provide a number of training opportunities to help with the progression of staff, CPD and ongoing industry updates.
More information about Gate Safe can be found here.
Often, something that is overlooked when choosing an automatic gate installer is: are they electrically qualified? Gate installers should be qualified to fit the electrics of your gates, which for us, is the most important element of your gate installation.
Auto Access Solutions installers are ELECSA qualified, which is one of the UK’s leading certified bodies for registered electricians. The great thing about ELECSA is that all registered contractors are assessed on an annual basis to ensure high standards are met. Each registered contractor has their work checked against the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671, as well as other standards. In addition, ELECSA registered installers are authorised to self-certify their work as compliant with the Building Regulations for England and Wales.
To find out more about ELECSA, visit their website here.