Powered sliding gates risk assessment

BS EN 14121-1 Risk Assessments Likelihood of Occurrence (LO)
Risk Assessment Methodology IOSH Method / RoSPA Each risk should be assessed individually

0 0.1 0.5 1 2 5 8 10 15

Impossible - cannot happen under any circumstances. Almost inconceivable - possible only under extreme circumstances. Highly unlikely - though conceivable. Unlikely - but could occur. Possible - but unusual. Even chance - could happen. Probable - not surprised. Likely - only to be expected. Certain - no doubt.

Frequency of Exposure (FE)
0.1 0.2 1.0 1.5 2.5 4.0 5.0 Infrequently Annually Monthly Weekly Daily Hourly Constantly

Degree of Possible Harm (DPH)

0.1 Scratch / bruise 0.5 Laceration / mild ill health effect 1 Break - minor bone or minor illness (temporary) 2 Break - major bone or minor illness (permanent) 4 Loss of 1 limb / eye or serious illness (temporary) 8 Loss of 2 limbs / eyes or serious illness (permanent) 15 Fatality

Number of Persons at risk (NP)
1 2 4 8 15 1-2 persons. 3-7 persons. 8-15 persons. 16-50 persons. More than 50 persons

Calculate the HRN HRN = LO x FE x DPH x NP

Score Chart
HRN
0-1 1-5 5-10 10-50 50-100 100-500 500-1000 Over 1000

Degree of Risk (DOR)
Negligible Risk. Very Low Risk. Low Risk. Significant Risk. High Risk. Very High Risk. Extreme Risk. Unacceptable Risk.

this in turn will have an effect on the Hazard Rating Number (HRN). A site-specific risk assessment should be undertaken in order to identify hazards specific to the site and the particular gate design being assessed. The outcome should be that the proposed control measures for each identified hazard result in a residual Degree of Risk (DOR) that is as low as reasonably practicable (ie the money. Once the HRN has been calculated the appropriate control measures should be put in place and the hazard re-assessed using the same method. Important Note: The hazards identified below are typical examples only and not exhaustive. installed on a busy industrial estate with frequent vehicle use. location and number of people at risk will vary. as well as any further residual hazards. Each potential hazard should be assessed individually because the construction. Pictorial example of the possible hazards associated with a powered gate Pictorial example of the safety measures that can be applied to reduce the hazards .Example risk assessment What follows is a typical example of a risk assessment undertaken on a single-leaf powered sliding gate with vertical bar infill. time or trouble required to reduce the risk any further would be grossly disproportionate to the risk reduction achieved).

in the event that the photocell beams are not activated. measure the closing force in accordance with BS EN 12445 and adjust the force accordingly Control Measure 4. one either side of gate opening. install two photocell beams. where the gate power source is fitted a with a force limitation device. LO 5. to detect any movement. install two electronic safe edges to the fixed support structure to prevent any possibility of entrapment in accordance with BS EN 13849-1. Control measure 2. activation of either of these beams will cause the gate to stop and retract. In accordance with BS EN ISO 13855.5 Low Risk . install a separate pedestrian access gate LO FE DPH NP HRN DOR 0.0 15.0 FE 5. When the safe-edges are activated.Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Assessed by:- Risk Assessment Number 1 Possibility of injury due to a person getting crushed between the leading edge of the moving gate leaf (while closing) and the fixed adjacent support structure.0 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 375 DOR Very High Risk Recommended Control Measures Control Measure 1. Control measure 3.0 1 7. install visual activation flashing warning light Control Measure 5.1 5. they will stop the gate leaf.

install a further two electronic safe edges to the fixed gate support structure to prevent the possibility of entrapment/crushing in accordance with BS EN 13849-1. measure the closing force in accordance with BS EN 12445 and adjust the force accordingly (as Risk Assessment No 1) Control Measure 4. When the safe-edges are activated.0 HRN 7.1 FE 5.Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 2 Possibility of entrapment/crushing to a person while the gate is opening. where the gate power source is fitted with a force limitation device. LO 5. they will stop and reverse the gate leaf Control measure 3. install two photocell beams (as Risk assessment No 1) either side of gate opening to detect any movement.0 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 300 DOR Very High Risk Recommended Control Measures Control Measure 1. install a visual activation flashing warning light (as Risk Assessment No 1) LO 0. in the event that the photocell beams are not activated.5 DOR low Risk . Control measure 2. In accordance with BS EN ISO 13855.0 DPH 15 NP 1. between the gaps in the vertical rails and the fixed gate support structure. activation of these beams will cause the gate to stop and retract.0 FE 4.

0 FE 5. the hazard is present between the gate leaf and the fixed adjacent wall/fence when the gate is opening and also between the fixed gate support framework when the rear section of the door is closing LO 2.Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 3 Possibility of entrapment/crushing to a person to the rear of the moving gate.0 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 150 DOR Very High Risk Recommended Control Measures Control measure 1.1 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 0. install a perimeter guard fence around the area into which the gate leaf retracts. install a visual activation flashing warning light (as Risk Assessment No 1) LO 0. in accordance with BS EN ISO 13857.15 DOR Negligible Risk . Control Measure 2.1 FE 0.

0 DPH 1 NP 1 HRN 40 DOR Significant risk Recommended Control Measures Control measure 1.0 FE 5. introduce a personal access gate LO 1 FE 5.0 DPH 1 NP 1 HRN 5 DOR Very Low Risk .Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 4 For “Track Guided Gates” there is a possible pedestrian trip hazard on the exposed floormounted wheel guide LO 8. add signage to indicate “not for pedestrian access/use” Control measure 3. reduce the height of the hazard as far as reasonably practicable Control measure 2.

install a local guard around the exposed wheel in accordance with BS EN 953 and BS EN ISO 13857 Control Measure 2.1 DOR Negligible risk .0 FE 5.1 DPH 1 NP 1 HRN 0.0 DPH 1 NP 1 HRN 5 DOR Low Risk Recommended Control Measures Control measure 1.Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 5 For “Track Guided Gates” there is a potential nip/entrapment point between the floor-mounted guide track and the leading edge of the gate leaf wheel LO 1. install a visual activation flashing warning light (as Risk Assessment No 1) LO 1.0 FE 0.

1 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 0.1 FE 0.15 DOR Negligible Risk .0 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 150 DOR Very High Risk Recommended Control Measures Control Measure 1.Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 6 Nip/entrapment point between the upper and lower carriage and guide wheels LO 2. install a visual activation flashing warning light (as Risk Assessment No 1) LO 0.0 FE 5. install local guards or enclose the area around the exposed wheels in accordance with BS EN 953 and BS EN ISO 13857 Control Measure 2.

Customer: Site Location: Order Number: Date of Assessment: Risk Assessment Number 7 Possibility of electrocution from the power source to and from the drive motor and safety devices LO 1.5 DOR Low Risk .0 NP 1 HRN 75 DOR High Risk Recommended Control Measure Control Measure: Use CE marked components and materials in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/EC) LO 0.0 DPH 15 NP 1 HRN 7.0 FE 5.0 DPH 15.1 FE 5.

manufacture and install sliding gates nationwide. July 2010 . Published by Procter Sliding Gates Pantglas Industrial Estate Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8XD Tel: 029 2088 2111 Fax: 029 2088 8544 Email: enquiries@sliding-gate. and are CE marked in accordance with the Machinery Directive.co. Bournemouth and Bristol Airports. being a division of Procter Brothers Ltd. Clogau Gold.uk The information contained in this publication is intended as a guide only and is believed to be correct at the time of going to press. Previous sliding gate installations by Procter include the Ports of Harwich.uk Website: www. and maintenance services are available if required.sliding-gate. River Island. Carphone Warehouse and Sony. call 029 2088 2111 or email enquiries@sliding-gate. and South-East England. All gates are designed in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001. Edition 1. design.uk. meet the appropriate health and safety standards.Further information Procter Sliding Gates is one of the UK's leading specialist manufacturers of sliding gates. To discuss any requirements for powered sliding gates.co. Barry and London. it is the reader's responsibility to ensure that all relevant risks have been considered when assessing powered sliding gates. Procter Sliding Gates offers a comprehensive service to survey. From its sites in Leeds. Installation is carried out by Procter's dedicated teams of highly trained and experienced installers.co. South Wales. a family-owned business with over 100 years' experience of expertly manufacturing and installing all kinds of fencing and entrance gates. Panasonic. However. Leeds St James Hospital.

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