At Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts it is our obligation to keep all our customers informed of all current legislation regarding safe operation and maintenance of Perimeter Security equipment. Our Engineers undergo continuous professional development training to keep them up to date with the latest guidelines issued by the Health and Safety Executive.
There are several documents covering all aspects of safety. However, we have tried to highlight below the main obligations required by our customers for the use of automated equipment to ensure legal compliance.
In accordance with the British Standards, Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, it is a requirement that the end user/customer of all industrial doors gates and automated systems shall establish a full documented maintenance regime in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
It is also a requirement of British Standards (BS 12453) superseded by European Community Directive (EN 12453), that a bi-annual service of safety systems be carried out by a competent body from the point of installation/commissioning and hand over.