At Electro we have been playing an active part in an action campaign designed to dramatically improve the safety of automated gates over the last 4 years.
The Door & Hardware Federation's Powered Gate Group have worked with us to ensure all our engineer's are certified and can recommend new gate systems and safety upgrades for all our cusotmers to remove the risk associated with automated gates.
Electro and fellow DHF Powered Gate Group members have been campaigning hard to raise awareness of the risks associated with automatic gates. "More than two thirds of all automated gates installed in Ireland and the UK do not comply with latest legislation.
Speaking with members of the DHF and our own Managing Director Roger O'Shea had the following to say.
"Even more worrying is the fact that unsafe installations are still being carried out by unqualified installers and gate companies who are quite willing to take dangerous short cuts in both gate manufacture and installation."
"Gate safety campaigners such as ourselves have organised Gate Safety campaigns to raise awareness of the dangers that powered gates pose, and to advise as many people as possible on how to choose safe gates or make their existing automatic gates safe."
The DHF set up its Powered Gate Group following the tragic deaths of young children in accidents involving automatic gates. It has developed extensive safety guidance which is followed by all responsible automatic gate installers.
With around 70% of existing powered gate installations proving to be non-compliant, householders, commercial business owners and all those responsible for automated gates must take safety very seriously. We're confident that continuing to offer our seeervices as a certified gate safety installer will play a vital part in significantly raising levels of gate safety and we are pleased to be making a real contribution."
Get in touch with our technical team to speak further about the potential risks associated with an unsafe gate or to find out if your gate complies with the most recent standards.