(1) The Private Security Authority and Automatic Gates

Automatic Gates fall within the scope of Access Control services as defined by the Private Security Authority (PSA). It is against the law for any person other than a PSA Licensed Access Control contractor to install maintain, service or repair automatic gates. Any person employing an unlicensed contractor is breaking the law and faces penalties ranging from a €3,000 fine up to 5 years imprisonment. A person includes individuals and businesses.

(2) Gate Safety

Automatic Gates are powerful machines which can pose a risk to both children and adults alike. In recent years there have been a number of serious accidents involving automatic gates. Automatic gates must be installed by trained PSA licensed installers and regularly maintained for optimum safety and security.

(3) Stay Safe Steps

     • Have your gates regularly serviced by a PSA Licensed Access Control Contractor

     • Never let children play on moving gates • Check all safety features regularly

     • Make sure your gates are in sight before using remote controls • Never modify or interfere with controls

     • Never use unlicensed contractors to do work on your gate

     • Don’t ignore safety advice given by properly trained and qualified specialists


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