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The European CE Standards for Automated Gate installations are revised and tightened: what exactly does this mean?

The safety requirements for CE certification is expected to become stringent from the end of 2021. The main purpose of these more stringent requirements is to increase safety levels and help further reduce the number of accidents in the future. Both automated swing and sliding gates will need to meet these new safety requirements.

 So what exactly does the CE mark signify? What are the forthcoming changes?

Automated swing or sliding gate installations are usually large heavy devices with large automated moving elements. With many vehicles and people utilising these gates and barriers every day it is imperative that all installations meet the updated European safety requirements and have a valid CE mark.

Demonstrably safe product

CE stands for Conformité Européenne, or “in accordance with European directives”. CE marking is legally required for products such as swing and sliding gates that are sold on the European market. By affixing a CE mark to our product, we are stating that we comply with all of the essential European safety, health and environmental protection requirements that are set for our product. When you as a customer purchase a product with a CE mark, you can therefore be assured that you are buying a safe product.

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Burden of proof for damage claims

A CE mark is a declaration of safety. It therefore also serves as a burden of proof in damage claims.

The tightening of safety requirements for CE marking

The requirements for CE marking for new automated gate installations are becoming stricter. This does not mean, however, that existing gates with current CE marking are suddenly unsafe.

But what exactly do the revisions entail?

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