Tuesday 12 November 2013

Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates

According to the HSE Website, Two recent, separate, incidents that both led to the deaths of young children have highlighted a risk of using automatic vehicle access gates. (These incidents are in addition to an earlier fatality, which also involved a young child in 2006, and other recent near misses). Due to these tragic accidents, the standards governing the design and installation of powered gates have changed to improve both the detection of any obstructions, and to minimise the crushing force of the gate itself as it tries to close on the obstruction.

If you want to ensure that your home automation systems comply to the latest regulations then give us a call. More information on our door and gate systems can be found on our website at http://www.banssecurity.co.uk/bans/bans-products-doorandgate.php.

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