Self-Closing Safety gates

Self-Closing Industrial Safety Gate

Secure ladder openings and prevent fall from height self-closing industrial safety gates

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The self-closing double bar safety gate is designed to prevent falls from height at ladder openings, working platforms or pedestrian areas. The safety gates exceed the EU ISO 14122-3 standard requirements and is TÜV tested (certificates available on request). The self-closing safety gate uses gravity to close, therefore it does not depend on springs, dampers, cams or operators. The safety gates are easy to install and can be installed to hinge for left or right. The safety gates are corrosion resistant and maintenance free. These safety gates comply fully with OSHA and ISO requirements.

Examples of areas where industrial heavy duty safety gates are required accoding to the standards:

  1. On a rooftop or an elevated (> 500 mm) working platform, where a ladder requires a gap in the guardrail that is protecting an edge the gates are required. Industrial safety gates are made to attach to the railing or ladder structure so that the gap in the railing is closed with gravity or a spring loaded self-closing safety gate. Plastic gates are becoming the standard in industry. No degradation through corrosion and no required maintenance. It is a reliable solution to protect people against accidental falls through guardrail openings.
  2. Roof hatch openings, similar to ladder openings, roof hatches should be surrounded by the necessary guardrail. Self-closing safety gates allow the person who is exiting and entering the hatch to do so safely.
  3. Safe walking areas: In order to provide the safest possible scenario, the pedestrian needs to know when they are entering and exiting a safe walking area. Industrial safety gates help to provide an additional level of awareness when exiting and entering a safe walking area.
  4. Permanent means of access to machinery is needed where dangerous moving machinery components could strike, trap or catch a person between moving parts when they accidentally get too close to the machine. The permanent means of access will allows the person to be aware of their surroundings.

CableSafe Safety Gate is TÜV Tested.

CableSafe – Safety Gates is in compliance with International Standardization Organization standard – ISO 14122-3:2001 [section: 3.2.5 self closing gate part of the guard-rail which is intended to be opened easily. When the gate is released, it will close automatically using e.g. the effect of gravity or a spring]

CAUTION: Old fashioned flip-over / drop-down gate mechanisms can become dropped objects. Self-closing gates such as the CableSafe Safety Gate eliminates this hazard and would be recommended where practicable.

Best Practice Recommendations Safety Gates / Swing Gates (Drops Handbook)

  • Wherever possible, the hinges must form an integral part of the gate – i.e. they should be welded on
  • Removable gate hinge pins must be fitted with secondary retention e.g. split pin
  • Safety Gates must open / swing inwards to the platform or deck
  • Safety Gates must be at the same strength as surrounding guard rails
  • Safety Gates must be secured against becoming disengaged
  • Safety Gates must be designed to automatically return to and remain in the closed position
  • On floating rigs, the use of locking fingers should be considered so that the gate can be locked in the closed position
  • Where possible, toe boards should be integrated in gates
  • Swing gates must be inspected and maintained on a regular basis to ensure adequate function
  • Where flip-over / drop-down gate rails are fitted, these must be secured with secondary retention e.g. split pin and where necessary secured with safety wire.

Specifications Self-closing Safety Gate

  • Gate automatically closes by gravity
  • Gate operates in all conditions
  • Rises when opened; Returns closed when released
  • Reliable (TÜV-tested, exceeds EN ISO 14122)
  • Design does not depend on springs, cams, bearings, or the operator
  • Withstands 400 lb (180kg) impact test at ambient temperatures, as well as extreme temperatures (-51°F / -46°C)
  • Excellent outdoor weatherability. Supports heavy loads 24/7
  • Due to chemical matrix, material will discolor but not degrade
  • No loss of tensile strength after 9 month UV-exposure tests in Arizona and Florida
  • Available in 4 sizes: Opening (mm/inch) between posts specifies size.

Single self-closing Safety Gate

  • Moulded flame retardant thermoset polyurethane
  • Operating termperarature -40°C to +70°C
  • Not electric conductive
  • Universal left and right hinge
  • Good weather, UV and chemical resistancy
  • Load baring capacity: EN 14.122-3&4
  • Sizes: 500 (300-560mm: 3.4 kg) 630 (561-685mm: 3.8 kg) 760 (686-810mm: 4.0 kg) 890 (811-940mm: 4.4 kg)

Based on the following impact test we recommend the use of double safety gates.

Advantages self-closing gravity Safety Gate

References

Cablesafe® are developed for the heavy industries with safety as its highest priority. Cablesafe Safety innovations have proven its usefulness for industries such as; refineries, chemical plants, shipbuilding, electrical and nuclear installation. Employees and contractors are convinced users of Cablesafe Safety Products. Some multinationals prescribe the use of Cablesafe in own company procedures to adhere to the highest safety practices.

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