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You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. 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. Much is dependent on the way the various component parts switches, sensors, safety devices, controllers, and motors are assembled and connected together to respond to the particular environment of use.
Safety is usually delivered by a combination of methods, including:. All these factors must be considered as part of the initial design through suitable risk assessmentspecification and construction, and appropriate information provided in the User Instructionsincluding on routine maintenance and the nature and periodicity of safety checks.
Powered gates: Ensuring powered doors and gates are safe – Work equipment and machinery
Where force limitation is the safety strategy employed, details of specific force tests should be provided. Lifetime product safety doesn’t just depend on design and construction, but the way it is used and looked after, often by others not involved in original design and construction.
Component parts can wear and fail, sometimes catastrophically. Like most machinery, powered doors and gates need to be maintained to remain 13241-11.
Powered gates forming parts of workplaces or in common parts of residential complexes will be subject to health and safety law. Owners, occupiers, landlords 132411 managing agents will have on-going responsibilities for the safety of all users and all those who may encounter the gate.
Those undertaking work on powered gates are responsible for bbs they do, and for leaving the machinery in a safe condition, which may include switching off and isolating from power if it needs to be left in an unsafe condition.
Substantial modifications may require re-assessment, in some cases re-CE marking by the person undertaking the modifications. Whilst there may be standard components, even final products, the huge range of locations in which they are installed and variable environmental conditions to which they are exposed mean that most powered gates dn be unique products requiring some form of specific risk assessment, both for installation and subsequent use.
It is therefore not possible to define standard solutions for safety: Those working with powered gates need various competencies depending on their role. Often different members of a team will bring different skills to the job, eg electricians for wiring up and checking the basic safety of the electrical components.
In some cases to evaluate component performance specific equipment or instruments may be required.
For example, where force limitation is the primary means of safety some form of objective force testing eg along the lines of EN will be required to ensure the final product as delivered is within safe limits, and to subsequently check the product remains safe. This may require additional specific competencies, and suitable record keeping.
The use of any of the above standards by manufacturers for product safety is not mandatory although products in scope of EN may have to be 113241-1 with a Declaration of Performance under the Construction Products Regulation. Skip to content Gs to navigation. Health and Safety Executive.
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