Automated swing or sliding gate installations are usually large heavy devices with large automated moving elements. With many vehicles and people utilising these gates and barriers every day it is imperative that all installations meet the European safety requirements and have a valid CE mark.
CE stands for Conformité Européenne, or “in accordance with European directives”. CE marking is legally required for products such as swing and sliding gates that are sold on the European market.
By affixing a CE mark to our product, we are stating that we comply with all of the essential European safety, health and environmental protection requirements that are set for our product. When you as a customer purchase a product with a CE mark, you can therefore be assured that you are buying a safe product.
A CE mark is a declaration of safety. It therefore also serves as a burden of proof in damage claims. However, the marking does not say anything about the quality of the installation. There are other guidelines for manufacturers for determining quality.
The safety requirements on gates for CE certification are expected to become more stringent from the end of 2021. The main purpose of this is to increase safety levels and help further reduce the number of accidents in the future. Swing, sliding and bi-folding gates will need to meet these new safety requirements. However, the marking does not say anything about the quality of the installation.
Heras products will be compliant from the 1st of July. Read more about our changing products, the essential elements for a safe gate, what you can do now and how safety installations remain CE compliant in our Stories:
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