Powered gates: Ensuring powered doors and gates are safe

  • 31 January 2022
  • The Gate Man

Powered door and gate safety is not just about the individual components making up the product, but about the way they are combined together to fit a particular set of circumstances, and what is done over time to maintain safety.

At all times a powered gate must respond in a safe way when any person interacts with it. It's design must take into account that foreseeable interactions may go well beyond normal use (eg children playing around or with / on the powered gate), as well as normal wear and tear, and adverse environmental influences, particular wind and rain / snow and other debris that can impair function.

Read the full article here: https://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/powered-gates/safety.htm