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Safety for sports ground powered gates

Posted 08-05-2017
Powered gates offer a number of advantages for sports grounds, but it is essential that they are correctly designed, manufactured, installed and maintained if they are to be safe in use. This article highlights the top five safety considerations.

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Safety considerations for powered gates

Posted 30-03-2017
Powered gates that are properly designed, manufactured, installed and safeguarded are safe. But, as recent accidents have demonstrated, substandard gates can be lethal. Powered and automated sliding gates are very popular for schools because they provide excellent security, give visitors the right impression and are very cost-effective. Here are five things to consider when specifying powered sliding gates for schools:

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Bi-folding Gates & Speed Gates are Fast with Safer Access

Posted 06-10-2016
Bi-folding gates are often used where there is continual or high levels of vehicle traffic, plus where it is also important that the gate closes after each individual vehicle passes through and then quickly opens again for the next one – so perhaps a staff car park entrance.

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Gate Safety Week 2016

Posted 05-10-2016
Procter Automatic Gates, a UK leader in the design, manufacture and installation of automatic swing, sliding, telescopic and bi-folding gates, is supporting Gate Safety Week (10-16 October 2016). This year the initiative from the Powered Gate Group of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) is promoting the message ‘Safe gates save lives!’ to raise public awareness of the dangers of using poorly installed or maintained powered gates. The ultimate goal is to prevent any further deaths or injuries attributable to powered gates.

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Brexit

Posted 24-07-2016
Jeremy Procter, a Member of international and UK standards committees ISO/TC 199/WG 6 (Safety distances and ergonomic aspects) and BSI MCE/3 (Safeguarding of machinery), and Managing Director of Procter Automatic Gates, a division of Procter Contracts, explains the implications for powered gate safety standards and regulations of the UK referendum in favour of leaving the European Union.

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Don't take powered gate safety for granted

Posted 08-03-2016
Following an accident involving a poorly designed telescopic gate, the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has prosecuted the manufacturer and installer. This accident and subsequent prosecution show why it is so important that architects and specifiers of new powered telescopic gates, as well as users of existing gates, should not take gate safety for granted. Procter Automatic Gates, a part of Procter Contracts, has always taken gate safety very seriously, which is why it has published a White Paper and produced a free Powered Gate Risk Assessment Calculator.

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RIBA NBS system

Posted 06-01-2016
Procter Contracts has partnered with NBS Plus and now information about the company’s high-quality fencing, gates and street furniture is available to architects and specifiers using the NBS (National Building Specification) system.

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Procter Automatic Gates Offers Risk Assessment Calculator

Posted 16-10-2015
Procter Automatic Gates is offering an upgraded version of its popular Powered Gates Risk Assessment Calculator that is now suitable for use with telescopic gates as well as sliding gates. Recent fatalities, accidents and near-misses have shown that concerns over the safety of powered gates are well founded. Procter’s Powered Gates Risk Assessment Calculator has been developed for designers, manufacturers and installers, but it can also help when checking the safety of existing powered gates. It will therefore be of interest to premises owners, landlords, facilities managers, and health and safety managers at sites where powered sliding or telescopic gates are installed.

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safety requirements for telescopic gate white paper

Posted 16-10-2015
Procter Automatic Gates has published a new White Paper, ‘Safety requirements for powered telescopic gates’. This complements the company’s existing White Paper addressing safety requirements for powered sliding gates. The new White Paper contains a wealth of useful information and guidance, and is written in plain English for architects, specifiers and users who need to be aware of the safety issues relating to powered and automatic telescopic gates.

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New Range of Pro-glide Telescopic Gates

Posted 25-09-2015
Procter Automatic Gates is launching a new range of Pro-glide Telescopic Gates, complementing the sliding, swing and bi-folding gates that the company also offers. The new telescopic gates are ideal for applications requiring wide access for vehicles but where there is only limited space available for the open gate. As with its other gates, Procter can customise the telescopic gates to suit customers’ needs in terms of height, width, infill, aesthetic features and access controls – or create fully bespoke gates. All of the gates are designed and manufactured to comply with relevant standards and are CE marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive to ensure that they are, in fact, safe.

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Source for fencing, railings, gates and street furniture

Posted 11-06-2015
Procter Contracts is a new division formed by Procter Bros Ltd to cater for customers requiring a combination of products and services from two or more of the company’s existing divisions serving the built environment, namely Procter Fencing Systems, Procter Street Furniture and Procter Automatic Gates. This logical development helps customers by ensuring they have a single senior point of contact, thereby simplifying lines of communication and avoiding the administrative burden incurred when dealing with multiple contractors. Working with Procter Contracts means customers benefit from one quotation covering the whole job, with no hidden extras. Furthermore, Procter has unrivalled experience in the industry, having been manufacturing fencing and gates for over 100 years.

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Sliding Gates Offer Distinctive Advantages

Posted 12-01-2015
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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DHF guide to gate safety for manufacturers, installers

Posted 27-12-2014
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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Automatic Gates Comply Safety Standards from HSE & DHF

Posted 22-12-2014
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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High-security Gates and How to Specify Them

Posted 22-12-2014
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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Easy-to-use risk assessment calculator for automatic gates

Posted 07-10-2014
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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Specification Checking Service

Posted 11-09-2014
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 Contracts – A leader in Automatic Gate safety

Posted 06-06-2014
Procter Automatic Gates is one of the founding members of the Powered Gate Group of DHF, which was established with support from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in response to serious concerns about the safety of automatic gates following the tragic deaths of children on unsafe powered gates.

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HSE Powered Gate Safety FAQs | Procter Auto Gate News

Posted 28-05-2014
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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Procter is accredited DHF Safety Assured gate specialist

Posted 19-03-2014
The DHF guide to powered gate safety was developed with the backing of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and following consultation with major equipment suppliers and leading installers. It has now been adopted as best practice technical guidance within the automatic gate industry. Providing a summary of the principal issues, as well as detailed guidance, the free publication is providing to be a valuable resource for people needing more information about the safety of powered gates.

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How to Specify sliding gates for architects and specifiers

Posted 03-01-2014

Procter Sliding Gates has published a new White Paper, How to specify sliding gates - a guide for architects and specifiers, to guide reader through the complex process of specifying sliding gates.  The free White Paper will help architects and specifiers to ensure that the gates perform as intended, are safe to use and are economical to purchase and maintain. 

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Powered Automatic sliding Gates safety WHITE PAPER

Posted 03-01-2014

Procter Sliding Gates has published a new White Paper, Safety requirements for powered sliding gates, that provides a wealth of hints and tips.  The free guide has been written for architects and specifiers who need to be aware of the safety issues relating to automatic sliding gates.

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New online guide to Powered automatic gates

Posted 29-12-2013

Procter Sliding Gates has published a new guide to automatic gates on its website. This useful resource for specifiers, architects and buyers explains the benefits of automatic sliding gates and swing gates, provides important information about gate safety, and directs readers to further online resources for greater detail about specific topics.

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Bi-fold gates installation video and safety features

Posted 19-01-2013

Procter Sliding Gates has produced a new video that shows how its new range of Pro-fold powered bi-folding metal gates can be installed quickly, efficiently and safely, usually in less than a day; it also highlights some of the features that are incorporated to ensure the safety of users and compliance with the latest health and safety requirements. 

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