Machinery Directive 98/37/EC and European Standards EN12453/45 EN12604/5 apply to all automatic gate and door systems – the prime objective is to avoid injury and ensure safe usage by all persons.
Identifying, specifying and installing the correct safety equipment is achieved by carrying out a comprehensive site survey and a thorough Risk Assessment prior to completing the installation.
It is important to understand how the proposed gate system will be used and who by.
Identification of potential hazards including all potential trap zones is critical.
Once these have been identified it is then important that appropriate safety devices and equipment are specified.
Safety Devices/Equipment may include the following:-
Leading Edge Safety Strips
Induction Ground Loop Detectors
Force Limitation – Motors
Signage or warning lights