At a recent meeting of the DHF Powered Gate Group, it was reported that of the 225000 powered gates in the UK, 90% are not compliant with the latest recommendations from the HSE.
The implications are serious, given that three children have been killed by gates in the recent past by powered gates. As part of the Industry Gate Safety Week between 10th and 16th October 2016, Eagles dedicated Safety Officer, who has completed hundreds of risk assessments, can visit your premises and complete a site specific risk assessment on your powered gates.
The report will include a computer generated force test; written report; safety advice and either a declaration of conformity if it is deemed fully compliant or a fixed price quotation to address any shortfall. Eagle will be offering a discount of 10% on our price for the risk assessment for the month of November. EMail us now for a quick quote
Alternatively, our Safety Officer would be happy to review any previous risk assessment you may have received and offer unbiased advice.
What should you do?
The HSE also requires that persons responsible for the management and maintenance of electric gates should be provided with appropriate documentation, instructions for use and training to operate and maintain the gates safely, and recommends that regular reviews of assessments should be undertaken to ensure the gates are maintained in a safe condition.
JUNE 2015 New guidance issued from HSE on powered gates
JULY 2014: Leicester company in court after childs head trapped in electric gate
JUNE 2014: Firms fined for childs death in electric sliding gate
JAN 2011: HSE link to Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates
SEP 2010: Further information from HSE on Gate Safety
FEB 2010: HSE link to Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates