Photocells and safe gates

There is a lot of talk about photocells - magic eyes - not being a suitable safety device for automatic gates and, although I would agree that they are not a panacea, fitted correctly they do achieve, in my opinion, a cost effective way of stopping the gate coming into contact with a pedestrian. Read More...

Getting the basics right

Regardless of what your viewpoint is in relation to the acknowledged ‘safety’ features for an automatic gate, Read More...

Gate Safety - Can you afford to take the risk

Since 2006 there have been 25 significant accidents / fatalities recorded involving large (generally) automated gates. These fall into two categories, the accident or worse either occurred because the automatic gate had not been installed with the relevant safety features, or, as a result of a mechanical failure, usually involving the gate actually falling on top of the victim. Read More...

Gate Safety - a year round concern

This week marks Gate Safety week, but while Gate Safe welcomes any campaign that raises awareness of the importance of taking the appropriate steps to achieve a safe and legally compliant gate and avoid any further accidents – or worse, statistics confirm that gate safety should be viewed as a year round concern. Read More...