The installation of powered gate automation is regulated by the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations which recognises a powered gate as machinery. The law requires that the resulting machine complies with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements of the regulations. Guidance for the required level of safety can be found in EN 12453
If you are not fully aware of the requirements of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations, the implications of the Health and Safety at Work Act or the contents of EN 12453 you are advised to seek specialist training or the assistance of a properly qualified and equipped powered gate specialist before undertaking to proceed with the installation, repair or maintenance.
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