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Gate Safety

All gates and other moving equipment are readily susceptible to damage and abuse and must be routinely inspected by the user (suggest every 2 weeks, actual schedule to be determined by end user based on usage). The person inspecting the gates should immediately report all problems to their maintenance department and A-1 Fence Company. Damaged gates can be dangerous - they must immediately be secured by the end user and not used, and A-1 Fence Company should be notified.

What you should look for:

Corrosion, wear, cracks, obstructions, damage from abuse, bent framework, holes in the fabric, missing parts, misalignment, bad engagement, overgrown landscape/brush, ˜run-away" gates (on slopes).

Where to look:

Swing Gates

  • Hinges - Inspect bolts, welded joints, bearings, brackets, pins.
  • Latches and drop-rods.

Roll Gates

  • Pipe-track, ground track, wheels, bearings, bushings, safety stops, safety posts, safety hooks, latches.
  • Guide wheels, tracks, truck assemblies, latches, safety stops.
  • Gates that can "run-away" from the person controlling the gate.
  • Heavy gates are dangerous gates.

Gate Hardware

  • Padlocks, latches, locks, panic bars, safety screening mesh.

Automated Vehicle Gates

  • All gates must be compliant with UL-325 and ASTM-F 2200.
  • Pedestrians must not be allowed to walk through a vehicle gate.
  • Safety mesh or < 2 1/4" spacing on roll gates and adjacent fencing.
  • "Danger Warning Signs".

If you don't want to do periodic inspections, it is a potential liability, so call A-1 Fence Company.

For a nominal charge, we will provide an inspection report and/or a quote for recommended repairs. The charge will be waived if we provide the repairs.

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