We here at Access Control Limited take safety seriously.
If we take on the work at a customer site we take on part of the legal responsability with regards to your system being in a safe usable condition.
If we find a clients system unsafe we will advise you of the issue/s in writing. We will advice a course of action to return the gates into a safe usable condition.
Each year an number of people including children are killed and injured from being near or operating unsafe gates.
It is inperrative that for the sake of your house hold and those that visit you, your system is maintained in a safe condition.
In some cases even a domestic installation may require to be inspected and maintained to meet HSE requirements if you employ staff to work at your address such as house keeping staff or gardeners.
Below is a link to the Door & Hardware Federations document of gate safety.