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At CM Gates & Barriers we are industry leaders and trusted gate specialists that can offer safety information and answer your FAQs. Based in Livingston, we are ideally situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow and provide both commercial gates, residential gates and a huge range of other access solutions including automatic doors and vehicle barriers. We cover Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth.
Provide Protection & Physical DeterrentWhen it comes to protection, many business owners tend to think of the physical building, as opposed to the entire property. Facilities like hospitals, universities, prisons, and commercial enterprises can benefit from the added security of high-quality security gates. Restricted areas, pedestrian entrances, and facility entrances often need an additional level of security. At CM Gates & Barriers, our bespoke services mean you get the highest safety and security standards while maintaining the aesthetics of the property. The presence of a formidable security gate is often enough to discourage trespassers or on-lookers from trying to access the property. Adding a gate to your property can also increase the level of privacy, which can be a welcomed change depending on the nature of the business.
Improved Control & AccessIf your facility requires access-control features like a keypad, card reader, telephone entry, our security gate systems can incorporate the level of control that is needed. This level of security further improves the security measures by our gates. Find out more about our access control solutions here.
Curb AppealAlthough one of the most important purposes of a security gate is to keep unwanted visitors outside, that does not mean it should hinder the property’s curb appeal. We pride ourselves on providing gates that are aesthetically pleasing and consistent with your property’s existing appearance, but most importantly, align with your businesses brand.
Additional SafetyHigh-security gates do more than simply protect the surrounding property. Our carefully engineered systems can also help to provide added security to your most important resource: your people. Restricting vehicles or intruders from gaining access to the building or property can provide the reassurance that employees are safe from trespassers.
In June 2010, the tragic deaths of two young children in separate incidents less than one week apart served to highlight the safety issues facing the UK gate automation industry. This was particularly the case since these tragedies followed so soon after the conviction of a gate manufacturer for breaches of health and safety law in relation to an earlier child fatality. At CM Gates & Barriers, we take gate safety very seriously. This guide is presented as a summary of the current legislation and standards which it is hoped will assist the industry in understanding the requirements and meeting its obligations. This guide does not deal in any detail with the legal duties of the owner of the gate regarding risk assessment, inspection, and maintenance.
The legal position is that powered gate systems are “machinery”. This means that, by law, every new powered gate, when it is put into service, must comply with the European Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC), especially the Directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements, be CE marked, and accompanied by a Declaration of Conformity. The Health and Safety Executive has lead responsibility for enforcement of this legislation, which has been transposed into UK law as the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008. The responsibility for complying with the law rests with the responsible person which will be either the manufacturer, supplier, or installer, depending on the circumstances. The key to compliance with the law is risk assessment, which includes identifying the hazards, estimating the severity and likelihood of each hazard, followed by an evaluation to determine whether each hazard is adequately controlled and, if it is not, what further action needs to be taken to control the risk; the principal aim is to secure compliance with the Machinery Directive’s Essential Health and Safety Requirements.
At CM Gates and Barriers take safety seriously and will cover what features are required to ensure your gate meets current legislation we are also registered members of Gate Safe. You can read more on our gate safety page and find out about our safety measures which include photocell sensors, safety edging and force testing.
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CM Gates & Barriers is a trusted company with experienced gate specialists who are extremely knowledgeable. Based just outside of Livingston, we are perfectly situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and we provide services to both domestic and commercial customers across Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth.