The self-closing industrial 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 industrial safety gates are corrosion resistant and maintenance free. These safety gates comply fully with OSHA and ISO requirements. The self-closing gravity safety gates are used in windturbines to improve safety on ladders and openings.Examples of areas where industrial heavy duty safety gates are required accoding to the standards:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.