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Safety Gates

Safety Gates

The safety gate has been developed as a fall protection for ladder way openings and platforms. Safety gates are designed to prevent people from walking directly through the opening. They are also commonly used for walkway openings at ground level. The safety gate is self-closing. It is manufactured completely from polyurethane and does not operate by means of springs, bearings or electrical parts, thus ensuring a long working life. The polymer is coloured yellow throughout and is relatively unaffected by sunlight and atmospheric corrosion.

Over 15% of all labour accidents in Europe(*) are directly caused by people falling off a platform or ladder.
*Based on figures by Eurostat.

Applications: Cage ladders, fire escape ladders, working platforms, access to machinery, ground level walkways.

Availability:

Single Bar Safety Gate Double Bar Safety Gate Universal Double Bar Safety Gate
Single Bar Safety Gate Double Bar Safety Gate Universal Double Bar Safety Gate

 

 

Product Codes
(Single Bar Gates**)

Product Codes
(Double Bar Gates*)

Product Codes
(Universal Double Bar Gates)

Opening Size (mm)

Right Opening

Left Opening

Right Opening

Left Opening

Universal Opening

120 - 555

-

-

DG22R

DG22L

DG560

556 - 685

 - 

SG27L

 - 

DG27L

DG690

690 - 820

-

-

-

-

DG820

820 - 950

-

-

DG37R

 - 

DG950

*The left and right opening safety gates are no longer manufactured and are being replaced by the universal opening double bar safety gates. We do, however, have limited stocks available as indicated by the table above.

**As of July 2014 the single bar safety gates does not comply with health & safety regulations for use at heights. It can still be used for ground level applications such as walkways separating pedestrians and other traffic. Due to this change in regulation the single gate is no longer being manufactured, however, limited stocks are still available.

Note: the universal double bar safety gate meets the EN ISO 14122 European standard. This standard requires the safety gate to be self-closing, non-corrosive with at least a hand and knee rail.

Technical Specification:

Technical Data Sheet - Universal Double Bar

Installation Guidelines - Universal Double Bar

Technical Data Sheet and Installation Guidelines - Left and Right Swing

Safety Gate Applications

Double Safety Gate Double Safety Gate

Safety Gate Additional Information

The Safety Gate has a horizontal swing, not a vertical drop. The design relies solely on gravity. It does not depend on springs, cams, bearings or the operator. When opened, the hinge design causes the blade to travel slightly upward. When the opening force is released, the blade is pulled downward by gravity and swings back to the closed position.

The hinge, blade, pin, block and washer are moulded from polyurethane. The polymer is coloured throughout with high visibility safety yellow. Galvanised nuts and bolts are included for mounting to angle iron handrail. Tests have been run on both designs to ensure that the gate can withstand a load of 100 kg on the top rail and 75 kg on the mid rail.

Polyurethane is relatively unaffected by sunlight and atmospheric corrosion. Due to its chemical matrix, the material will discolour but not degrade. After 9 months exposure in Arizona and Florida, there was no loss of tensile strength. The Polyurethane parts have successfully performed in hostile chemical plant service for 20 years. The Security gate has excellent resistance to most chemicals.  Chemical resistance however is dependent on different factors such as concentration, temperature and purity etc.

Low Maintenance and Long Service Life

The polyurethane will not corrode or degrade. There is nothing to wear out, replace, lubricate or paint. Should dust and dirt ever accumulate enough to reduce or impede the gate’s closing action, a simple cleaning procedure can be followed. Removal of the top cover plate, which holds the hinge pin in place, will allow cleaning the build-up from the pin and blade. The gate will continue to perform year after year.

Swing Direction

After opening the gate it will always swing back to the closed position. The design of the hinge forces the gate slightly upwards when opening and then it folds back to its original position by gravity when released again.
 

  
The swing direction is determined by the direction of the gate when it is pushed away when moving from the ladder onto the platform. In this situation the gate always swings away (see drawings and pictures).

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