Sliding Gates QualityAll gates that Procter Sliding Gates install are supplied to a standard that allows them to be CE Marked and to conform to the current European Directives.
To achieve this, a risk assessment is undertaken, and unless the risks are deemed non-existent or the control operated only via a dead-mans' switch, the gate and equipment will be installed as follows:
- The gate will have a leading edge safety strip and this can be either a pressure strip or protected infra red beam, connected to the control unit via radio transmission so there are no trailing cables.
- The leading edges of the guide posts inside and outside will be protected by safety strips hardwired to the control box.
- The gap between guide posts, inside and outside, will be protected with either mesh with apertures no larger than 40mm, or sheet infill.
- Additionally we require that infra safety beams are fitted either side of the gate.
- The run back area of the gate will be enclosed by fencing 1m away from the gate, or additionally in-filled by 40mm mesh at least 2m high and positioned at least 200mm from the line of the gate leaf to prevent hand/arm access.
- The run back line of the gate will also be at least 1m from the external fence, or the fence needs to be 200mm away with additional mesh cladding (max 40mm apertures) for the length of the gate runback to prevent hand/arm access.
- There will be a flashing light on the inside leading edge guide post that operates immediately before and during gate movement.
- Once all devices are fitted and commissioned, they will be tested to ensure that they work as required and each individual device stops the gate.
- Once installed the gates will be CE marked and a declaration of conformity issued.
- The O&M manual will be assembled and sent to the customer and a copy created and filed to serve as our technical file.