Fence the pool, shut the gate…
Pool safety is drummed into parents and kids alike from a very young age. However, it is also important to teach your kids and visitors to be gate aware.
Protection for your family
Automatic gates are moving objects, and in some cases automatic equipment is capable of moving gates weighing more than 2000 kilograms – 2 tonnes! Gates can be unpredictable, and sometimes when we return from a long day at the office, we won’t be thinking that kids or pets may be within the area of gate operation. If your children are playing on the gate when someone opens it, a potentially dangerous situation could occur. However, any danger is avoidable with some basic education.
Tips to teach the kids
• Don’t play on or behind the gate
• Stay away from the slide back area
• Avoid standing within the area of gate operation
• Stand clear of the gate when it is opening or closing
Photo Safety Beams
One option that will protect your family is the addition of Photo Safety Beams, which transmit signals between the gates. These handy beams stop the gates from moving if your car, trailer, or even family member is between the gates when the operators are signaled to open.
Brisbane Automatic Gate Systems can add Photo Safety Beams to your existing gate operator. For the best in gate protection, contact us on (07) 3286 8111 and our sales team will be on hand to help.