gates and barriers
Interphone is an IOSH-approved Gate Safe contractor, so is able to deliver all aspects of the design, installation and maintenance of automated gate solutions responsibly and compliantly to achieve the necessary levels of gate safety.
• Specialists in gate safety protocols
• Approved products and services
• Best practice risk assessment
• Fully-trained team of installers
Gate Safe was established in 2010 in response to the tragic deaths of two children crushed by automated gates in separate accidents. It works closely with installers,architects, quantity surveyors, construction professionals and home owners to raise awareness of safety issues associated with powered gates and improve the understanding of existing legislation and standards.
Interphone is able to educate customers on the importance of automated gate safety to ensure that protocols are adhered to as defined by Gate Safe and Door & Hardware Federation guidelines. This includes recommending and implementing the necessary maintenance regime – with appropriate servicing, inspections and safety checks – in line with legal obligations to ensure any installed gate is safe, and kept safe.
Interphone undertakes risk assessments before and after the commissioning of automated gate installations and any subsequent site visits. In addition to using the British Standards to guide the Risk Assessment process, we take a holistic approach to best practice throughout the installation and maintenance processes. This including following approved procedures to ensure the overall mechanical stability of the installation.
All Interphone installers have taken the Gate Safe Aware Training course, developed in partnership with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), to ensure they are equipped to assess gate safety and understand the critical issues associated with this type of installation. Furthermore, our team complies with the Machinery Directive 2006 /42/EC, which is a legal requirement for anyone involved in the installation of a powered gate, whether swing, sliding, bi folding, telescopic or a rising arm barrier. This means we are able to provide compliant products and services to ensure the highest levels of safety throughout any automated gate project.