Gate Safety

Dangerous situations:

When automation is installed on any door, gate, window or other opening, it becomes classified as a machine.

Listed below are some of the possible hazards associated with using such machines:

  • Crushing during closing hazards
  • Shearing hazard
  • Conveying hazard
  • Person lifting hazard, in the event of vertical closings
  • Operator connected, electrical hazards
  • Safety device breakdown provoked hazards
  • Hazards which appear during manual moving of the closure, for example, when gate unexpectedly sets in motion again
  • Entrapment hazards
  • Exceeding of gate–leaf limit, causing possible falling of gate-leaf hazards

Gate Safety Information BedfordshireWhen Safe & Secure Systems installs gate automation equipment, a range of safety accessories and methods of install are utilised. These are compliant with the Supply of Machinery (Safety Regulations 2008) to provide total protection against any hazards associated with operation and will be marked with a UKCA plate as such. We also supply a user manual which should be kept and passed onto new owners if you ever sell your property.

We use industry technical advice and training from DHF, who aims to raise standards within our industry. DHF is regarded as the centre of excellence in gate safety working alongside BSI standards, HSE and Trading Standards. Working with them helps us to have a clear up-to-date understanding of the latest interpretation of current gate safety regulations

Further Information

For further information please follow this link from the Health & Safety Executive on the 'risks to pedestrians from powered gates':

Health & Safety Executive – Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates.


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What is a CAMESAFE Installer?

CAMESAFE Installers are the culmination of all the experience and knowledge gained from studying, interpreting, presenting and discussing solutions to automation safety for the past 5 years.

By formalising the training structure and developing a method of assessing trainees learning outcomes, Came can now award a level of competence to individuals who pass the module examinations.

Safe & Secure Systems attained CAMESAFE Installer status, and are now entitled to use the CAMESAFE Installer badge to promote the highest level of safety in their automation installations.

Please visit the CAMESAFE website to view our unique Installer ID Profiles.


  • All electrical works are completed to current IEE regulations
  • All welding works are completed to British Standard 4872
  • All new installations of gate and barrier systems will conform to the current European Safety Standards and Building Regulations under the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, EN12453, EN12445, EN12604, EN12605, EN12978.
  • We are proud to be Gold Approved Installers for Came BPT UK
  • We have over 20 years experience in the industry and can repair systems using equipment from all manufacturers with confidence and safety in mind
  • We have up to date safety examination and electrical examination passes and accreditation both as individuals and as a company, to the CAMESAFE Installer Scheme
  • Company Installer Number 73380

SafeContractor Approved

Registration as a SafeContractor means we have successfully demonstrated our health and safety competence to new and existing clients.

SafeContractor is one of the largest contractor accreditation schemes in the UK, giving our clients recognition of our safe and reliable working practices.