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Automatic Gate Safety Edges

GATE SAFETY EDGES FROM CM GATES & BARRIERS

Want to talk to trusted electric gate installers that understand safety and can implement appropriate measures, including safety edges? Contact CM Gates & Barriers in West Calder, Livingston, we believe in making safety a priority in everything we do. We can install gate safety edges for customers in Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth.

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AVOID DANGER AND PREVENT TRAGEDIES WITH GATE SAFETY EDGES

There are many dangers that come with the installation of electric gates, and the addition of safety edges can help prevent accidents caused by electric gates. Safety edges are rubber strips which consist of a daisy chain of ‘through’ and ‘end’ edges which are wired through a transmitter to your gates control panel. If the edge comes in to contact with an obstacle, it immediately sends a signal to the control panel to stop and reverse the motor away from danger. At CM Gates & Barriers we install safety edges to avoid various gate safety risks including:

  • Being hit by a moving gate

  • Crushing against any of the fixed or moving parts

  • Trapped between the fixed and moving parts

  • Being electrocuted

WHY CHOOSE SAFETY EDGES FROM CM BARRIERS & GATES?

Safety edges have become increasingly popular with gate installers in recent years and are the main way to protect your family and visitors from accidental harm. A safety edge provides a simple and effective method of protecting a specific part of the gate from causing a sheering, crushing, or trapping incident. This greatly increases the likelihood of a gate passing a force test. In addition to infra-red photocells, these devices are placed on the edges of your gates. They have also become popular due to the fact they will not falsely trigger. Why not contact the team at CM Gates & Barriers in West Calder, near Livingston to find out more?

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HOW DO GATE SAFETY EDGES WORK?

Following a risk assessment, safety edges would be applied along the areas of the gate where there is deemed to be a potential hazard. When the edge comes in to contact, even lightly, with an obstacle, the rubber profile compresses down and applies pressure to the contact strip. The contact strips are all wired together in a chain using connectors back to the gates main control panel. You will have both ‘through’ and ‘end’ edges which attach to each other in a daisy chain. The safety edges are either self-adhesive (small profiles only) or are attached by rivets through the aluminium mounting profile. The rubber profile clicks easily in to place once the mounting tracks are positioned. This method means it is simple to install or replace an edge in future if required.

WHAT DO GATE SAFETY EDGES PROTECT AGAINST?

To be the most effective, the safety edge should match the size of the space. Our gate experts recommend a full risk assessment of the proposed installation to highlight any potential areas for crushing, trapping, or shearing and that you can fit appropriate safety equipment. We recommend that you use a combination safety edges as well as photocells for all potential hazards. Why not get in touch to find out more? At CM Gates & Barriers we have over 20 years of experience and are industry leaders in automatic gate installation and safety. We are approved Gate Safe Aware installers too!

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GET IN TOUCH TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT GATE SAFETY EDGES FROM CM GATES & BARRIERS

We are experts in the installation of gate safety edges. Based just outside of Livingston, we are perfectly situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and work with domestic and commercial customers across Scotland, West Lothian, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee, and Perth to ensure their electric gates are safe.

01506 332021
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