It’s Not Complicated

James CampbellReactive Maintenance, Risk Assessment, Service, Uncategorized

It's Not Complicated

I’d like to share this recent experience we had at the office. I thought it highlighted to gate owners the need to make sure your gates are managed by professionals, a company you can build a relationship with, basically, people you can trust! We had a concerned call into the office, not someone we had worked for before, I might … Read More

The Frogs Blabbed

James CampbellControl Box, Planned Maintenance, Risk Assessment, video

Electric Gate Risk Assessment So far, this year we have dealt with Frogs & Toads, Slugs and a myriad of other animals wishing to make a comfy home out of a gate Control Boxes and the Foundation Boxes. Just as a reminder we posted earlier this year 1. The Slug Cook Out – 2. The Frog & Toad Mix-up … Read More

Gate Maintenance Contract Quoting

Ritchie BignellService

Gate maintenance contract – please can I have a price? We are frequently asked by customers to give a quote for a gate maintenance contract for one or more of their sites. When we submit a quote by return, they often ask “Don’t you need to carry out a site visit?” It started us thinking as to why this might be … 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

A Fried Control Board Stops The Gate Working

Ritchie BignellControl Box

What is it? This is the description applied when the control board has suffered serious burn damage. Unfortunately it is not a part of a traditional full English breakfast. What happens? Initially, the gate stops working, which may be accompanied with the smell of burning or the throwing of the circuit breaker or trip at the electrical distribution box. Usually, … Read More

Control Board Damaged By A Slug

Ritchie BignellControl Box

What is it? This is a description applied when a slug or snail has slid across the control board, shorting it out. Unfortunately it is not the title of an obscure Children’s novel. This is one we found recently inside the controls cabinet. What happens? The gardeners reading this will be pleased to know that it usually kills the slug or … Read More