September 2017

Principal designers: Back to basics for installing a new gate...

Barbican Safety Glide 2
The CDM – Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 recognises the role of the ‘Principal Designer’ as having accountability for coordinating the health and safety aspects during the pre-construction phase of a project. For an automated gate installation, this could be the primary design consultancy, architect, consulting engineer, surveyor, specifier, principal or specialist contractor. The Principal Designer takes into account any significant risks arising from the automated gate design that could adversely affect the project. Read More...

Applying safety via force limitation: flawed thinking

A number of companies are still using force limitation as a primary safety device on an automated gate. As the pioneering charity which first brought the issue of automated gate safety to the public’s attention, Gate Safe explains why this is a flawed practice. Read More...