If you own an automated gate you must ensure compliance with the new regulations laid out in Automatic Gates Force Testing Health & Safety Testing to BS EN 12453 Machine Directive and BS‐EN12445 Machine Directive (Industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates. Safety in use of power operated doors. Test methods). Both these standards are available in full from The British Standard Institute.
Failure to do so may put the public, your staff, and other workers at risk by the installations current design, construction, operation or lack of maintenance.
At PJE Electrics Ltd we are fully committed to gate safety and every new installation is force tested by our trained engineers. We are a member of the DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) who are working towards a clearer and safer way forward for electric gates and the regulation of the industry.
So what is actually required?
Annual Gate Force Testing and Service:
Basic routine checks should be carried out on all mechanical parts and lubricants used to help your equipment perform efficiently. Should a problem be identified you will be advised accordingly. A service record is issued for you to keep with your annual force testing results.
The force Test should be carried out annually. Our engineers have been trained to the highest standard to carry out force testing to all types of gates, automatic doors, roller shutters and barriers. We carry out a full test which takes up to two hours to perform. From the KMG Lite equipment used, we produce detailed test report and then we can identify if work needs to be undertaken to bring the installation up to the HSE requirements.
The whole process takes around 2 hours to perform and you will be issued with the results which you must retain as evidence for your insurers and the HSE. We are also obliged to keep these test results for a minimum of 10 years.
Where a gate cannot be made complaint to force testing, it can usually be made to comply by adding other presence detection measures and issued with a new risk assessment Where an individual has decided not to comply with the regulations, we have to record that contact has been made and issue them with a non compliance document.
Contact us today to arrange your force test! 02830269180
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