A Commitment to Safe & Secure Gate Operators in NC, SC & VA
At Seegars Fence Company, our gate operators are designed to ensure the safety of the property, inventory and people behind them. We’re just as dedicated to safety when it comes to the installation and use of our access control fencing, from Raleigh, NC to Greenville, SC and everywhere in between. Conforming to industry safety regulations and standards is essential in order to reduce the risk of injury or death.
In Compliance with IBC & IFC Safety Regulations
Seegars Fence Company operates under 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) regulations, which require automated vehicular gates to comply with the provisions of the Underwriters Laboratory UL 325 standard, and ASTM F2200. The UL 325 standard relates to the gate operator itself and its operation, whereas the ASTM standard relates to the physical construction of automated vehicular gates.
Keep in mind that specific sets of safety regulations apply to sliding gate operators and swinging gate operators. Below are a few of the general UL 325 guidelines for safety when installing a gate operator system:
- Automatic gate openers should only be installed on gates intended for vehicular traffic.
- All gates should have smooth surfaces, free of protrusions that have the potential to cut or injure a person while the gate is moving.
- Warning placards must be placed on both sides of the gate where they are easily seen.
- Gate operator installations must include external sensing devices that protect against entrapment.
Seegars recommends that all UL 325-listed safety devices accompany gate access installations. We carry a wide selection of gate operator safety accessories, such as gate edges, photo eyes, vibration sensor probes, Siren Operated Sensors and more.
Questions? Contact Seegars Fence Company Today
Questions about gate operator safety regulations, the specific safety features of any of our access control fencing products, or available safety accessories? For more details about proper safety measures and existing safety regulations to consider for your gate operator installation in NC, SC or VA, contact Seegars Fence Company.