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Automatic Electric Gate Safety/Security for Schools – Ofsted Requirements

Ofsted are trying to issue new guidelines to make schools aware of the issue of security, as there have been many cases of millions of pounds being lost through damage and theft. Many schools have gates that will secure entrances into the school. While these are securely shut and locked at night, there is usually [...]

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 [...]

Wind Load on Swing Gates

Wind is always a factor which needs to be taken seriously for anyone purchasing a swing gate kit. It is always advised that you buy a motor more powerful (if only slightly) so you take into consideration things like the weight of tracks, hinges or wind load. A gate should not apply more than 400 [...]

Avoiding gate crush with Gate Safety Edges

If you are looking to install an Automated Gate System then one of your first considerations should be be safety. Electric Gates are often driven by powerful Gate Motors that work under resistance and should always have some form of system to cut out the motor in the event of an emergency. If a risk [...]