Not in possession of a risk assessment?
Concerned you assessment is missing key hazards?
About to specify an automated gate or barrier?
A comprehensive risk assessment is the key to a safe, reliable and easily maintainable system; it should list all the hazards associated with the installation, evaluate the risk of harm for each hazard and ensure that reasonable precautions have been taken to avoid injury.
Care needs to be taken to ensure all hazards and risks are highlighted, however, overzealous assessments can lead to complicated, unreliable and difficult to maintain systems. Such situations lead to the temptation of removing safety features to improve reliability.
We would also caution against the boilerplate or 'cut & paste' risk assessments - one size does definitely not fit all where safety is concerned. These assessments may cover the majority of hazards associated with automatic barriers and gates, however, they often fail to address the site specific risks of a given installation. This can lead to serious hazards not being addressed or an overly complicated system mitigating against non-existent risks.
Wessex Gate Safety can provide risk assessments specific for your installation and site conditions, thus ensuring that an appropriate level of safety is achieved. We can assist before, during or after installation - however, we would advise getting the assessment carried out at the planning stage to avoid the potential of costly additions further down the road.