Tragedy Wholly Avoidable

James CampbellGate Safety, Risk Assessment

Tragedy Wholly Avoidable

“Wholly avoidable” This was the description used by HSE Inspector Julian Franklin. He was tragically referring to the death of a 6-year-old boy, that would still be alive today had the gate undergone a “thorough commissioning!” A company had been convicted under Health & Safety legislation. It would seem that gaps in the commissioning process had led to the gates … Read More

Gate Safety – Who’s responsible?

James CampbellGate Safety, Risk Assessment

Gate Safety

Gate Safety – Who’s Responsible? These types of blogs are always a hard read, all about legislation and guidance, harder still for the casual observer that may only have one gate. Nevertheless, it is undeniably important to understand the detail if you have powered gates, it really does save lives in understanding the responsibilities! As a business we need to … Read More

A Failed Force Test

James CampbellGate Safety, Risk Assessment

What is a Failed Force Test? All electric gate forces should be measured, and must 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 Measuring Important? The HSE recommend that all forces should be periodically … Read More

Gate Safety

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Gate Safety

  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