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

Control Box Wiring Looks Like A Birds Nest

James CampbellControl Box

control box

Birds Nest Wiring – This is a description applied when the inside of the control box is extremely messy, resembling a birds nest. However, occasionally an actual birds nest is found inside the control box, as it is nice and dry in there, a good safe place to raise chicks out of reach from the local cats. Why is it … Read More