Automated powered gate systems are considered to be “machinery” by UK legislation. This means that, by law, every new powered gate must comply with the European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). Due to this, Climate Autogates will carry out rigorous testing of your new electric gate installation before it is put into service.
An example of this is a back off test where a force meter is used to determine the force at which the gate will start to back off and start reversing as it has detected an obstacle. Parameters for this test are very strict and in order to ensure that your new gates fall safely within them, the test is repeated 5 times.
A Force Meter is used to confirm that the gate will start to back off and reverse when it detects a pre-defined force.
All of our installers are fully trained to high standards and have a vast amount of experience in gate automation and installation.
Once we have finished installing your system and we are satisfied that it has passed all of the safety tests, we will start our customer handover. This comprises of handing over the safety certificate, deceleration of conformity and also training you on how to operate your gates safely. Some generic advice for this can be found in the next column but our installers will also advise and train you on matters that relate specifically to your installation.
Climate Autogates ensure that a site is always left in a safe condition and safety legislation has been met or exceeded. At this point, it is up to you, the user, to comply with the guidelines below so that you can ensure your gate installation will continue to work safely and effectively.
- Always ensure that the gates are regularly serviced at least annually.
- Never modify the Gate Automation System.
- Report any gate operating problems to us as soon as possible.
- Wait until the gates are fully open before passing through the gateway.
- Never stop anywhere between the Gates.
- Never let children play near or on Automatic Gates.
- Always ensure the gates are in view when triggering the gates to operate.
- Never try to obstruct the gates when they are in motion.
- Always switch off the power to the Gate Automation equipment before manually unlocking the gates, even in the event of a power cut.