Posted: 31/10/2013 at 16:01
Newcomers to the industry are always welcome but there are some really important things you need to know before you start to work on the gates to protect yourself and any gate users. Any electric or powered gate is technically a machine and there is legislation that covers the safety aspects of automatic gates. I won't go into too much detail here but quite simply if you work on an unsafe gate and leave it in a dangerous state then you could face prosecution if anyone is hurt,. There have been a number of accidents and even worse, fatalities as a result of poor and dangerous installations which were not compliant with current accepted best practice.
Please get in touch if you want further info or advice. I work for a charity striving to improve the knowledge and standards in the industry, we provide free and impartial guidance and help to anyone. Visit www.gate-safe.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org