3: What are the risks with powered (automatic) doors and gates, and how can they be controlled?
In recent years, a number of adults and children have been seriously injured or killed by this type of machinery. The injuries were caused because people have been trapped or crushed by the moving door or gate. All powered doors and gates must be properly designed, installed and maintained to prevent possible injuries.
4: What if I think a gate is unsafe?
Unless youve been working on the gate, the owner of the gate has to ensure that the gate is safe and without risks to others. The owner here includes landlords or managing agents with responsibility for the gate. If the owner thinks the gate is unsafe, he should take steps to make it safe for example, by engaging a competent person to install safety mechanisms or protective devices. Meanwhile, for safety, it should be switched off, or only used safely in a supervised way, eg under direct hold-to-run control.