EFT | Gates & Barriers

EFT Systems are an experienced installer and maintainer of all types of powered gates and barriers. We conform to the DHF Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers.

Powered gates and traffic barriers are classified as machinery under the EU Machinery Directive. Once a gate or barrier is brought into use, any failings of the gate or barrier that cause or could cause injury to an individual can be prosecuted under UK criminal law.

Legislation includes:

  • Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • the Electricity at Work Regulations 1998
  • Building Regulations (Part P England and Wales section 5.6/6 in Scotland).

Installers, business and domestic owners are also potentially liable under UK civil law as the result of an incident with an unsafe powered gate.

Of equal importance, is the legislation and standards, which shall need to be considered during the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of powered gates:

The Equality Act 2010, which aims to protect disabled people and to prevent disability discrimination

Disability Discrimination Act 2005 – the Disability Equality Duty of which continues to apply BS 7671, Requirements for Electrical Installations (also known as the “IET Wiring Regulations”) Building Regulations Part P England and Wales Building Standards sections 4.5 & 4.6 in Scotland