During the summer of 2010 two children died after becoming trapped in powered gates. They were trapped because:

  • their presence at the closing edge was not detected; and
  • the closing force of the gate when they obstructed it was too high.

Covering Topics

  • Overview
  • Legal Duties
  • Risk and Risk Control
  • Design, Construction and Modification
  • Managing Powered Gates
  • Training and Competency
  • Further Information
  • Annex 1 - Marking of Machinery
  • Annex 2 - EC Declaration of Conformity
  • Annex 3 - Instructions
  • Annex 4 - Legislation

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