6 simple checks to ensure your gates are safe

Use this list of simple checks to ensure that your automatic gate is safe :

Swing Gates

  • Place a dustbin in the middle of the gate pathway where the gates close shut. The gate should not close when operated
  • Place a dustbin where the gates will move to open out onto. The gates should not move when operated
  • Push a dustbin towards the gate when it is opening. The gate should stop and go back slightly
  • Push a dustbin toward the gate when it is closing. The gate should stop and go back slightly
  • When the gate is opening, try to hold the gate at the leading edge. The gate should be capable of being stopped with a light force
  • If the gate is opening against a wall place the bin against the wall. You should be able to remove the bin when the gate has opened

Sliding Gates

  • Place a dustbin in the middle of the gate pathway. The gate should not close when operated
  • Place a dustbin behind the gates and press to open. The gates should not move
  • Push a dustbin toward the gate when it is closing. The gate should stop and go back slightly
  • When the gate is opening try to hold the gate at the leading edge. The gate should be capable of being stopped with a light force
  • If the gate has a paling infill push a stick between the gates. The gate should stop when the stick comes into contact with the support posts from any position

If your gates are failing any of these simple checks then please contact us and we can help, we have a wide range of safety photocells, safety edges and 24v motors that have in-built obstacle detection.

Tel 01202-717191

List courtesy of Gate Safe

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