DHF’s TS 011:2016 is the code of practice for the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of powered gates and traffic barriers and has been adopted for use by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) to audit installers and maintainers in its new powered gates certification scheme. NSI is the UKAS-accredited certification and inspection body which audits security and safety providers.
Years in the making:
The new technical specification took DHF more than two years to develop and confirms our place at the forefront of automated gate safety. Designed to reduce the risks associated with powered gates, the code is forcing the powered gate industry to end the current unsatisfactory situation within parts of the industry caused by conflicting interpretations of the legal standards required. It is a framework to ensure that a gate is safe and legally compliant.
What is DHF TS 011: 2016?
• The code offers practical guidance to all those involved in powered gates to meet their legal requirements, by providing clear direction on the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of automated gates.
• It has summarised and refined information from numerous parts of UK and European criminal law, in addition to more than 20 British and European standards, to provide an accurate and coherent reference for gate and barrier work.
• It has removed the complexities often experienced when attempting to apply information from a multitude of standards and legislation.
Our new DHF code of practice is fast becoming the benchmark industry reference document, setting the standard for owner and installer stakeholders alike. Its introduction is a wake-up call for the industry. We are delighted that NSI has chosen the DHF code to audit their gate scheme members, so soon after its introduction, demonstrating its standing in the industry.
DHF TS 011:2016 – the DHF Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers can be viewed and downloaded from http://www.dhfonline.org.uk/publications-gates-automation.aspx