Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft Steel Fabrications - Steel Fabrications, Glasgow,Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ironcraft-Electric Gates, Edinburgh, Scotland

Electric Gates Hamilton

Ironcraft Steel Fabrications design, install and service electric gates to meet the individual needs of our clients acoss the Hamilton area.

Are electric gates for my Hamilton home safe? How are injuries prevented?

There has been a lot written in recent years regarding the safety of electric gates, and their operation at homes and businesses across the UK. For many people looking to install new electric gates at their Hamilton property, safety is clearly a consideration.

I have young children and pets. Is it safe to have electric gates installed at my Hamilton home?

The safety of electric gates has improved enormously since 2010 and there is now a whole heap of new regulations that govern both the installation and servicing of powered gates of this nature.

For example, there must now be a 'crush-free' zone and mode of operation on all electric gates. This means that when the gates are fully open, there is still room for someone or something caught behind the open gates to have room to stand, without being crushed.

Likewise, electric gates at Hamilton properties can be fitted with sensors that mean they immediately stop if the sensors detect there is something in the way of the opening or closing gate.

Electric gates also need to respond to any pressure that is exerted on them as the gates swing or slide open; again, this could be indication of a person or object being in the way and the gate should stop immediately.

For the full list of safety improvements and features, why not call us?

The electric gates were already installed at my Hamilton property. Do these guidelines still cover my gates?

These safety guidelines concerning the operating features of electric gates apply to both new and those gates already in operational existence at Hamilton properties, and others across the country.

Regardless of whether you installed the gates or bought the house with the gates already installed is irrelevant; the homeowner or occupier of a building that has functioning electric gates, more so if they are in use, is responsible for their safe operation.

It is highly recommended that any electric gates at a Hamilton property that homeowners have inherited when they bought the building are not used until they have been serviced and certified by a professional gate installer. This certification can then be kept up to date, and crush free zones and operation also being apparent.

Can I install electric gates myself? I have seen 'arms' that can be added to existing gates..

There are various objects and additions that can be made to current gates that can turn them in to electric gates but again, as soon as power is added to a gate, you need to ensure that anyone using the gate or passing by it, cannot be harmed by its operation.

Please contact us to discuss your electric gates requirements in the Hamilton area.

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