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Automatic Electric Gates: Sliding Gates, Swing and Bifolding

Procter Automatic Gates experience in the design, manufacture and installation of gates goes back more than 100 years, and as the automation of gates increased over the decades so Procter has been at the forefront of innovation and gate safety.

Automatic Gates Offer So Much and Can Be Essential

Manual gates are of course an option and are suitable in some applications - e.g. a pedestrian access with a swing gate where security is not an issue - but automatic gates offer far more and are often essential anyway because:

  • Due to their weight and physical size, larger gates normally require power to move them
  • Remote operation is obviously only achievable with powered automatic gates
  • Automatic gates will normally represent a better use of manpower (as either no person, or just one, is required for their operation)
  • All necessary safety features can be built into gates and use the same electrical supply

If you want advice on any aspect of automatic gates and their safety, please call us on 02920 855 756 or fill out this simple automatic gates request form.


Procter Fencing Systems has launched a range of high-quality, attractively designed sliding gates that take up little space when open and offer a cantilever option that requires no track or rail to be laid across the roadway. Designated the Pro-Glide range, the gates are offered in a variety of sizes, styles and material specifications to suit different applications. In addition, customers have a choice of access control system and safety measures. Procter Fencing Systems undertakes all site surveying, design, manufacture and installation, thereby ensuring that strict control is maintained over costs, quality and delivery schedules.
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The DHF guide to gate safety has been published the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), a UK trade association for manufacturers and installers. This booklet, entitled Guide to Gate Safety Legislation and Standards, will help manufacturers, installers and owners/operators to ensure the safety of new and existing powered sliding gates and swing gates.
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Procter Sliding Gates is offering a free Risk Assessment Calculator for use with new and existing powered sliding gates.  Recent fatalities and other incidents have shown that concerns over the safety of powered gates are well founded.  As well as being suitable for use by gate designers, manufacturers and installers, the Risk Assessment Calculator can also help in checking the safety of existing gates; this will be of interest to premises owners, landlords, facilities managers, and health and safety managers at sites where powered sliding gates are installed. 


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Automatic gates are large and heavy, so they require powerful motors to drive the gate leaves. Provided adequate safeguards are in place, automatic gates are safe for users and others in the vicinity. However, as has been demonstrated in several recent tragic accidents, gates that have not been designed, manufactured and installed in accordance with current standards and official guidance have the potential to cause serious injuries or even death.
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Jeremy Procter, the Managing Director of Procter Automatic Gates, explains why powered sliding gates can be particularly beneficial for premises requiring high-security perimeter protection, and what to consider when specifying high-security gates.
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Procter Automatic Gates has produced a video walkthrough of its free Gates Risk Assessment Calculator to demonstrate how easy it is to use, whether the gate in question is still being designed, part-built or complete, and whether it is a new gate or one that has been in operation for some time.
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Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, will be on Stand 44 at Fencex 2014, which takes place on 15 October at Stoneleigh Exhibition Park near Coventry.  The company, which is one of only a very small number of Safety Assured members of the Powered Gate Group of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), will be supporting Gates Safety Week (13-19 October) by offering free copies of its Powered Gates Risk Assessment Calculator and launching a new specification checking service for architects and specifiers.
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Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, is launching a free specification checking service for architects and specifiers.  This service will help to ensure that new powered gates comply with all current safety standards and guidance from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Powered Gates Group of the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).  Moreover, it will help to avoid the need for costly alterations and upgrades during or after the installation, and architects, specifiers and end users can be confident that the gates will, in fact, be safe.
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Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, has published a new brochure detailing its capabilities and product range. The company's gates are used at industrial facilities, utility complexes, schools, transport hubs and private residences throughout the country.
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The HSE has published a set of powered gate safety FAQs (frequently asked questions) to help people understand the issues relating to powered gate (automatic gates) and ensure that such gates are safe to use. 
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