Electric Gates service, install and safety force checks
So why choose Tyrone Metal Products to fit your gates and automation system?
- Fast and reliable service
- Free and fast call out service
- Electric gate specialists
- Galvanizing service provided for protection from weathering
- Powder coated finish available in a range of RAL colours
- Will adhere strictly to the specifications and bespoke design of the client
- A range of designs are available to match your style and budget
- Provide up to 4 year warranty on gate automated parts
- Provide up to 2 year warranty on intercom parts
- Programming of key fobs
- Full training provided on use of products
- HEALTH AND SAFETY COMPLIANT
Fully compliant with current legislation EN 12445 and EN 12453, we can take care of the entire health and safety process including system design, project management and installation, including all building and electrical work.
Our service includes the following as standard:
• Mandatory service records
• Force testing
• Risk assessment
• Extended warranty and service contract options
Why Force Measurement? Among other requirements BS-EN12445:2001 and BS-EN12543:2001 define the obligation to measure the closing forces of automatic doors and gates. The standards specify test points and max. permissible force and reaction time values. A gate system needs to detect an impact and reverse its drive releasing the ‘crush’ zone within a very short time and force range. Only if it reacts accordingly can the risks of automatic operation can be reduced to an absolute minimum. Force measurement enables immediate and comprehensive evaluation of a gate as a system as with the motto: „The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.“
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “Why should I carry out a Force Test?”
A: The Health and Safety Executive strongly recommend annual Force Testing as part of a planned preventative maintenance schedule. A lack of maintenance and failure to carry out Force Testing on gates or barriers may put the
public, your staff and other workers at risk of serious injury or death.
Q: “What does the Force Test involve?”
A: Prior to commencing the Force Test, a Risk Assessment will be carried out. The Force test process involves our qualified Engineers carrying out a series of tests on your gate system or barrier or door. From the tests carried out using the Speed Force equipment, we produce a detailed report documenting the test results. These results allow us to identify whether any work needs to be undertaken to ensure your system complies with current HSE Standards. The Force Process takes around 2 hours to perform.
Q: “What is a Risk Assessment?”
A: A Risk Assessment is carried out to determine the limits of the machinery, identify any hazards and forecast and report any potential risks.
Q: “What happens if my gates pass/fail the Force Test?”
A: If your automatic gate system fails the Force Test, further work will be required to bring your installation up to the required standard to ensure compliance with Health and Safety standards. This will involve safety devices or additional hardware being installed onto your system. If your automatic gate system passes the force test, we will provide a certificate and report which is valid for 12 months stating that it meets with the current Health and Safety standards.
Q: “What should I do now?”
A: Call Tyrone Metal Products to arrange your Force Test.
Tyrone Metal Products is an innovative business designing and fitting electric gates throughout Ireland for domestic, commercial and industrial situations. The business specialises in the servicing and fitting of automation, including gate systems not originally installed by us, the repair of alloy wheels and offer a range of products from dog pens, mobile clothes lines to structural steel work with examples of each on our website.