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Improving uptake of powered gate standards

14 September 2016

There has been a notable increase in the use of the new code of practice for powered gate installations, according to the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF).

This follows the news that the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has said it will use the technical specification to audit installers and maintenance companies in its new powered gates certification scheme.

The NSI audits security and safety providers through UKAS-accreditated certification.

DHF TS 011:2016 - the DHF Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers was created by the DHF over a two year period.

It states that the code uses safety legislation and industry best practice to provide practical help to allow those dealing with powered gates to meet their legal obligations.

The DHF says it has "condensed and refined information from numerous parts of UK and European criminal law and more than 20 British and European standards" to create a "precise and clear reference for gate and barrier work".

It is designed to tackle issues caused by "conflicting interpretations of the legal standards required".

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