Automated Gates & Relocation!

James CampbellPlanned Maintenance, Reactive Maintenance, Relocation, Risk Assessment

Automated Gates

A relocation exercise is underway! Pearly Gate Maintenance Ltd has invested in new premises to make life easier and even more agreeable for their clients. Pearly Gate Maintenance now in its 2nd year has grown in popularity beyond expectations. The founder Directors Paul Edwards & Ritchie Bignell set out a vision focused on planned and reactive service levels to automated … Read More

Gate Companies

Ritchie BignellRisk Assessment, Service

Gate companies

Why Are Gate Companies Often Not Local?   Should this be a concern? We are frequently asked by prospective new customers where our office is and when we tell them, they will often reply ‘that’s a long way away’ from us. It started us thinking as to why this might be an issue and possibly a barrier to securing their business. … Read More

Gate Safety

adminGate Safety, Risk Assessment, video

Gate Safety

http://newtargets.wistia.com/medias/2drpdveax5?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=900 Tragic Story – Gate Safety! The following gate safety demonstration has been performed under the supervision of our trained engineers. We strongly suggest you do not try this on your own electric gate system. On 13 April 2006, a nine year old boy called Jason Keet was sadly killed by an automated gate, when he was trapped in the gap … Read More

A Failed Force Test

James CampbellRisk Assessment

What is a failed force test? All gate forces should be measured and not exceed the four values set down in Annex A of BS EN 12453:2001.  If any of the readings measured are above the standard, then the gate has failed its force test. Why is it important? The HSE recommend that forces should be periodically checked as part … Read More