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Gate Safety

Working to the most stringent quality and safety standards

Although when considering automated gates your first consideration is almost certainly security, or even how they will look, Electric gates are classified as machines and are governed by the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and a number of BS Legislations. Frontline Automation are members of the DHF Automated Gate Group and are also Registered Gate Safe aware installers. All of Frontline Automation Engineers complete DHF training and work to the highest of safety standards.

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In 2006, the first in a number of high profile incidents associated with automated gates occurred, resulting in the death of a child. In 2010, two children were killed in the same week in separate automated gate related incidents, and since then there has been a huge change within the industry, and gate safety has been pushed to the forefront of everything we design and install. In 2014, two companies associated with one of the 2010 incidents were convicted of breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. The prosecuted companies were not the original installers, but the firms who had been involved with the repair and maintenance of the gates.

We, as a responsible company, will not work on gates that we deem to be unsafe. If we attend your property and discover that your automated gates are not compliant with current safety standards, we will make recommendations and provide a quotation for a safety upgrade – We will be unable to work on the system until safety upgrades have been completed.

The understanding of legislation is constantly evolving, and as new risks are identified and previously unrealised issues are highlighted, we as an industry have a duty of care to pass on any new information to our customers. The safety standards in place don’t just relate to new installations, but to existing systems that may have been in place for a number of years. As maintenance technicians, we ensure that we carry out regular safety checks which include impact tests to a much higher degree of accuracy than would have been completed in the past.

If you have a project in mind, get in touch with our expert team to find out how can assist.

Whether you are looking for an automatic gate for your home or need a safety upgrade to your commercial system, please get in touch with our team.
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