Automatic gate safety

If you own an automated gate or barrier for your own safety and peace of mind you must ensure compliance with  Heatlh & Safety Testing to BS EN 12453

The safety of electric gates can be enhanced with a range of equipment, including internal and external beams, in-ground safety loops, and pressure-sensitive safety edges, each of which can help avoid unnecessary accidents including trapping and crushing injuries.

If you have automatic gates or barriers in areas that people have access to you need to have a competent body with specialised test equipment to measure closing and opening forces.

If you do not you can't be sure that the gates meet safety standards required by law.

We can ensure that when your automatic gates are opening they reverse immediately if the gates hits someone or something. Other technology available with automatic gates are sensors that can stop all movement if someone or something has been detected. Some of the other technologies we can maintain and repair are the use of light beams (photoelectric devices), which stop the gates before they reach an obstacle.

If there are parts of the gates where someone could become trapped or get crushed while it is moving, we can offer protection ensuring people don't get injured, for example, as the bars of the gates pass the gate post.

Another safety feature we like to install one which is required by law is an emergency release mechanism in case someone gets trapped. We can install and re-install gates to meet all of the relevant safety requirements and give the automatic gate a CE Mark, so people can be confident the job has been done properly

Failure to do so may put the public, your staff, and other workers at risk by the installations current design, construction, operation or lack of maintenance.

Annual Gate Force Testing and Service

Basic routine checks should be carried out on all mechanical parts and lubricants used to help your equipment perform efficiently. Should a problem be identified you will be advised accordingly. A service record is issued for you to keep with your annual force testing results.

The force Test should be carried out annually. Our engineers have been trained to the highest standard to carry out force testing to all types of gates, automatic doors, roller shutters and barriers. We carry out a full test and produce detailed a test report and then we can identify if work needs to be undertaken to bring the installation up to the HSE requirements.

Should it be found that alterations or new safety edges are required to get the installation to comply with the new requirements, additional charges may apply. However, it is unlikely this work will be carried out on the same day as additional parts are likely. A written quotation detailing exactly what is required will be issued and we would await your instruction to proceed and then produce a full revised risk assessment for the new automated system.

Please note it is your responsibility to maintain and comply with the H&SE regulations, if you ignore compliance and the worst happened, you may be liable and possibly prosecuted.

Eagle security Systems Limited

Galtee House

1 Heanor Road




0115 944 1234

Albion Castle Limited is the training arm of Eagle Security Systems Limited.

These are two of the businesses based in Galtee House Heanor Road Ilkeston.

Together these two companies can supply all your Safety and Security needs.

Eagle Security

Install and Maintain

Fire Alarms.

Security Alarms.

CCTV Systems.

Access Control Systems.

Electric Security Fencing.

PA systems.

Hearing Loops for the deaf.

Electrical Installations.

Inspection and testing.

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Extinguishers

Albion Castle

Can deliver training courses on

First Aid at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work

Community First Aid

Health and Safety in Work Place

Certificate and Diploma in Providing Electronic Security and  Emergency Systems

For your First Aid needs we can supply.

First Aid Boxes

Emergency Room equipment.


Also in Galtee House we have BioKi Limited who can advise and supply you with a range of Herbal Food Supplements.

We have Awen Gifts who will supply you exiting gifts and all you need for dowsing and water divining.

As with anything electrical or mechanical, regular servicing and maintenance ensures many years of reliable service and also helps prevent future problems arising.

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Gate Maintenance

We can offer automatic gate maintenance packages offer. From a  single emergency call out or an annual gate health check for your peace of mind.

We offer services for  domestic or business customers. We can offer a maintenance plan that is right for the gates usage.

We recommend your automatic gates receive a health check at a minimum of every 12 months by one of our qualified engineers, both to check the operation and also the safety of your gates.


 We install and maintain electronic security systems including all types of alarms including Burglar Alarms, Access Control and CCTV.  


We install and maintain all types of Fire Alarms Systems. We Supply and maintain Portable Fire Extinguishers.

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Remote Monitoring for Security Fire and CCTV

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Public Address systems

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Eagle Security Systems Ltd

Galtee House 1 Heanor Road




0115 944 1234