Gates & Barriers

Our responsibilities to you
Maintenance of Powered Gates and Barriers

As members of the DHF Powered Gate Group we are pleased to offer advice and assistance on compliance and legislation for traffic barriers. This also includes risk assessments, force testing and quotations for bringing equipment up to standard. We offer the latest products such as ‘Laser Scanning Devices
Automatic gates and barrier systems are classed as machines and can cause serious harm when not installed correctly by professional engineers.

New automatic gates must be CE marked and comply with EN 12453. If you have automatic gates and you are unsure if they comply with this regulation then it is your responsibility to ensure that they are safe by law to the general public.

Regular preventative maintenance will help to extend the life of your system and improve reliability. We recommend that at least one annual service visit however this is dependent on the amount of usage. Frequency of visit are tailored to suit your needs, usage and the requirements for your equipment

Our DHF trained engineers carry out a comprehensive list of checks, adjustments and lubricate your automatic gates system. Any faults or repairs found will be logged in a separate report and forwarded to you along with a quotation for the work.

HSE Legislation stipulates that a risk assessment of the gate and barrier operation must be carried out. A key requirement of the risk assessment is force testing in accordance with EN12445 and a calibrated force tester. We are fully trained to carry out a risk assessment on your automatic gate and barrier systems and will check for any potential hazards. A report will be presented of any hazards along with recommended safety upgrades.

Force testing must be carried out at least once per year or every 6 months dependent upon the usage. Our automatic gates specialists carry out a full test with our calibrated equipment to EN12445 Standard. Each test is repeated three times to gain a mean average result. The report will be forwarded to you along with any recommended safety upgrades. You must retain these records as evidence for your insurers and HSE.

As part of the maintenance we will carry out the following:

Gates

(a) Check general operation of system
(b) Inspect structural state of gate support
(c) Inspect condition of gates
(d) Check gate alignment and ground clearance
(e) Inspect general condition of hinges, gate stops and other gate furniture
(f) Grease hinges
(g) Inspect operators for condition, damage, wear etc.
(h) Check operator fixings, brackets and geometry
(i) Assess performance of operators and clutch settings
(j) Check manual release and locking performance
(k) Check protection of electrical connections to operators
(l) Assess Logic, Run, Pause, Leaf Delay and Over-run times
(m) Inspect isolation and protection of mains power supply
(n) Check electrical connections, terminations and protection
(o) Check earthing termination
(p) Check condition and operation of all control equipment
(q) Check sealing of control box
(r) Check sealing of photocells and other control equipment
(s) Clean out foundation boxes and check drainage for underground operators
(t) Check and if required, change batteries on Safety Edge and Photocell Transmitters
(u) Highlight any areas of concern and provide appropriate recommendations
(v) Review of log book and documentation.

Barriers

(a) Check general operation of system
(b) Inspect condition of barriers for damage, wear etc.
(c) Check boom alignment
(d) Grease moving parts
(e) Check operator fixings, brackets and geometry
(f) Assess performance of operators and clutch settings
(g) Check manual release and locking performance
(h) Check protection of electrical connections to operators
(i) Assess Logic, Run, Pause, Leaf Delay and Over-run times
(j) Inspect isolation and protection of mains power supply
(k) Check electrical connections, terminations and protection
(l) Check condition and operation of all control equipment
(m) Check sealing of control box
(n) Check sealing of photocells and other control equipment
(o) Clean out foundation boxes and check drainage for underground operators
(p) Check and if required, change batteries on Safety Edge and Photocell Transmitters
(q) Highlight any areas of concern and provide appropriate recommendations
(a) Review of log book and documentation.