Safety and the law
All machines placed on the market in the European Union have a legal requirement to comply with the EU Machinery Directive is 2006-42-EC.
In the UK this European law is implemented by The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. This regulation requires all machines to meet a set of “essential health and safety requirements” and to be CE marked as proof of compliance.
In this context,
all automated gates are classified as machines
under these regulations and manufacturers, suppliers, installers and users of automated gates within the EU must ensure they comply with legislation.
Click here to download our Gate Safety Check List
Jacksons automated gates and barriers meet with the essential health and safety requirements and are properly CE marked as required by law.
Additionally the products are designed and engineered to exceed the standards set out in BS EN 12978 and BS EN 12453 in relation to gate safety.
All our engineers and technical advisors have passed the Gate Safe Aware training course to ensure they are up to date with the very latest standards and guidance in relation to automated gate safety.
When specifying new automated gates and barriers or the retro-fitting of automation to manual products, it should be noted that both the gate and its automation should be viewed holistically and that in combination, as a machine, they must comply with the legislation.
Jacksons Fencing operates a continuous product development programme to ensure the latest improvements to safety are incorporated into our products at the earliest opportunity and full compliance with prevailing legislation.
Failure to exercise a duty of care in the specification, design, installation or operation of compliant automated gates may expose the specifier, client and site operator open to litigation in the event of an accident involving injury or damage to property.
Gate Automation for Residential Use - Providing Access Control solutions since 1989
Show us a gate and we’ll automate it!
We can automate any of the types of gate we produce, which are all featured in this section of our brochure, from the purely functional to the proudly ornamental. Please talk to us about our Gate Automation prior to gate purchase.
Auto-Gates mean increased security and convenience
The many advantages of automated gates are now widely recognised by residential users. They bring security against intruders, all-weather ease of operation and prestige.
Tried and tested over many years
Jacksons’ years of experience in every aspect of security makes us the obvious people to turn to for the design, supply and installation of the most advanced entry systems.
We regularly install systems for local authorities and police forces as well as in domestic and commercial premises.
Gate Automation can be performed using a number of different methods depending on the location and the style of the gate. Automated Gate types include:
- Hydraulic Ram Swing Operator - For Gate Automation that requires high performance and heavy duty operation for large gates.
- Underground Operator - Automation where the operator is completely hidden.
- Sliding Gates - An ideal form of gate automation when the ground is uneven where the gate is installed
For Automation enquiries
Please contact our Automation specialist team:
Phone: 0800 408 2234