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Beninca UK
Beninca UK are excited to announce our Christmas Cracker Mega Prize Draw. From October 1st until December 14th 2016, for every order you place with us worth £800 or more, you'll get a chance to win an amazing prize worth over £6,000*.
Merry Christmas to all
Wishing all installers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year "2016" and we pray for peace in our time.
DHF Fencing & landscaping artical
TEENAGER SERIOUSLY INJURED IN POWERED GATE INCIDENT October 16, 2015 · by Ben · in Health and Safety
GATE SAFETY WEEK
AESIF SUPPORTING SAFE OPERATING SYSTEMS
Specifying / Purchasing
Specifying / purchasing a powered gate, or converting an existing gate to a powered one
Importers Suppliers Distributors
A supplier may be the ‘Responsible Person’, with all the duties as if a manufacturer (see above), where a complete powered gate, a gate ‘safety component’, or a full kit of parts to make a powered gate, is marketed under their own name or brand, or imported from outside the EU/EEA without a Declaration of Conformity and CE mark placed on the product by another taking on the manufacturer’s responsibilities.
Powered Gates: Responsibilities
HSE Tailored advice to indicate what you need to do to meet your legal responsibilities for the safety of powered gates.
Fencing news "Gate Safe"
Gate Safety Week by Ben · in Health and Safety. Unsafe gates, who is to blame? Gate Safety Week is designed to bring the issue of automated gate safety to fore. Today it is estimated that more than two thirds of all automated gates installed in the UK, fail to comply with latest legislation and could pose a serious safety risk. But who is to blame for these ‘dangerous’ gates?
Holiday pay changes
Don’t let your business get caught out by the new Government Legislation on holiday pay. Howard Beckett of Unite Union.
Rain & Snow
Reduce the risks of accidents. Installers are being warned about the risk when working on, or carrying out repairs to electric gates in wet conditions especially in snow condition.
To be or not to be
that is the question? Ten years or so ago the electric gate industry was a different place, with good business turnover and reasonable profit, including an abundance of work for installers “but ’o so long ago”.
Wage settlements
JIB Pay and wage settlements for employed staff for 2012.
WHAT MAKES US TICK
If you had to make a wish list to use as a barometer for your business what would it be? Well the first thing that springs to mind is the weather, without clement weather we get behind with our work “now it doesn’t have to be sunny all the time but it helps to lift ones spirits”.
Looking for professional gate installer
If you are an installer and would like to place your information on the AESIF web site your details can be placed on our site, this service is provided for installer within the gate automation industry.
Embassy of Belgium
Flanders Investment & Trade at the Belgian Embassy is the government agency promoting sustainable international business, in the interest of both Flanders-based companies and overseas enterprises. The London office provides, amongst other things, a link between British companies interested in importing Flemish goods and services, and their potential suppliers in Flanders. We are therefore pleased to introduce you to Alphatronics, a Belgian innovator in access technology.
Happy New Year
Welcome to 2012 got a good hangover been over doing it, well it's good to let your hair down every now and then. So let me be the first to wish all a happy New Year form AESIF and its members.
A Merry Christmas too all
Wishing all members a happy new year for 2012 and a look back at 10 years of AESIF
AESIF NOT FOR PROFIT
As an installer I would like to be kept up to date on the thing that affects me, my business, and my lively hood. I would also like to be able to express my thoughts and have a say in what’s taking place? I would like my customers to be able to find me on an approved listing, most of all that the costs do not prohibit me for being able to take an interest or take a part in my future .Well you can have your say on the Aesif forum at no cost of membership it’s free, and the business directory putt's you were you need to be.
E Bay
Buying on line do we really get value for our money? And what is the cost if you get it wrong. There is an abundance of different types of automation kits available, but the wrong choice can lead to a disaster, and there is also little chance that any one will help you sort a problem out.
AESIF TRAINING
The training courses to be scheduled with AESIF in regards to the installers’ certificate of competence scheme will no longer be advertised within the Aesif web site.
CameSafe
But what do UK installers think of this second attempt at leading the way forwards?
AESIF
Launches its new friendly interactive website
With more automatic doors than ever before do children realy see the dangers?
Manufactures and installers are using more sophisticated safety features in and around automatic entrances ways, to provide better safety for the users the general public. Parents are reminded that these entrances ways should always be treated with respect, and children need to be made aware of the possible dangers i.e. trapped fingers? Never let your child play in and around these types of door entrances, whilst an injury is very unlikely to be fatal care should always be taken. AESIF WEB TEAM.
Asda hit with £20,000 fine
Asda hit with £20,000 fine after roller shutter accident at Skelmersdale distribution centre Also HSE isues health & safety bulletin to landlords & Commercial owners or facilities managers.
Aesif welcomes ‘Classic Gates’
Classic gates have introduced C.E registration marking for their range of bespoke wrought iron gates to assist their gate installer customers to better comply with the Machinery Directive.
Sim Entry, GSM intercom
We are happy to announce our new 'all-in'one' GSM Intercom is now available. What is an all-in-one GSM intercom?
The forum at aesif
Looking for more information on automatic entrance systems, you can now use the Aesif forum to find more information and is provided for the general public as well as members and those that support Aesif’s aims.
Standards
BS documents required by installer of electricaly operated gates
Safety Conference
Public information leaflets, more info to follow.
Installers Certificate of Competence
Will installers back industry training or just leave the industry now, Mike looks at some of the reasons
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
AESIF and other gate Installer have asked AesiF to provide more information on the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 for commercial projects that they undertake, the following information is now provided on this site for your consideration.
AesiF ; the federation
AesiF have never just stood on the side lines and watched the world go by, neither do we profess to have an answer or solution to all the problems that face us day to day from within the Industry. Sometimes we all need to make the best of what we have, some distributors may not see eye to eye on all subjects concerning commerce. Installers may not see the value of Aesif or fully understand the work that we conduct on their behalf for the industry.
Declaration of Conformity Product Certificate.
How will fabricators of metal and timber gate comply with the, “Construction Product Declaration of Conformity Certificate & Documentation”.
Autumn Open & Shut 2010
The following information is for your consideration in making the right choice, and an informed understanding of the products, before purchasing such a system. Automatic gates properly installed are good value for money and will give years of trouble free use, in your coming and goings and also keeping those precious to you safe. Also see Safety Conference, Training Certificate of Competance, force testing and more.
NEWS RELEASE
This month's focus is on one of AESIF's leading gate automation distributors BPT,and explains their roll in bringing quality products to the market place. GET MORE....FROM LIFE! BPT LAUNCHES 'LIFE' QUALITY-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL RANGE Renowned for its quality electro-hydraulic equipment, BPT Security Systems (UK) Ltd. - the total access solution provider - has launched the new LIFE electro- mechanical brand.
HSE guidance
Important Notice to all AESIF Member from the HSE. Target Audience: Gate manufacturers and installers, construction and estates and/or facilities management companies Industries - Services, Construction, Manufacturing (general) Services Key Issues: Actions required to prevent the trapping and crushing of persons by electrically powered gates
Circuit Solutions repairs motorised gate automation control cards.
Circuit Solutions repairs motorised gate automation control cards. It’s always nice to introduce new business to the market place and in this case it turns out to be something special! For years now in the UK we have tendered to use imported goods, this is because of the cheaper build costs, and lower than normal wages of the Far East. management companies Industries - Services, Construction, Manufacturing (general) Services Key Issues: Actions required to prevent the trapping and crushing of persons by electrically powered gates
Force testing is now a requirement say's HSE
The HSE are now expecting all installer to provide force testing results as part of the Declaration of Conformity. AESIF have teamed up with the manufactures of the force tester and Nice UK, to supply a force tester and all three stage testing legs for both automated gates ‘swing, sliding, & garage doors, and all at a cost that installers can not refuse.
SCHEDULE GATE SAFETY CONFERENCE 2010
Conference October 2010
Looking for automatice gates
Advertisement: Why not give Assured Gate Services a call.
AESIF
AESIFhas been in communications with the Health & Safety Executive,and the Department ‘Responsible for the gate and garage door industry here in the UK’. We can now confirm that the Machinery Directive that came into force on the 1st January 2010 is now Law in the United Kingdom and is fully enforceable MD2006/42/EC.
Deputy Prime Minister
Re: Accident In Manchester & Bridgend regarding two small children having been killed. AESIF has writen to Parlament and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister 'Nick Clegg MP' with regards to standards and possible register for gate installers within the Industry.
Safety Solutions UK & Irland
We notice that more and more jobs are coming in from the UK and Ireland with conductive safety edges on the specification Andy Holz, ASO sales manager UK & Ireland says. Pneumatic, optical and micro switch safety edges are being replaced, as they are considered unreliable and costly to maintain .
President Mike Pringle 'AESIF an independent body'
It may seem that any written passage now shown on the AesiF web site is a direct reaction to the tragedies of the last week, however this piece is not so.
In response to the tragic gate incidents
In response to the tragic gate incidents that took place in Manchester & Wales. AESIF extends its condolences to the families of the children concerned in the accidents. We can confirm that the companies are not members of AESIF and that they are not on our register, it is not possible to comment on each case has they are being investigated by the Health & Safety Executive and nor would it be right for AESIF to speculate at this moment in time. We must let those in charge of the investigation take their course in order to get a fair and just outcome for all concerned.
Police investigate after Bridgend girl's gate death
Police are investigating the death of a five-year-old girl who was trapped by an automatic sliding gate. South Wales Police said emergency services attended the scene at Brook Court, Bridgend, on Saturday afternoon.
Circuit Solutions
Circuit Solutions repairs motorised gate automation control cards.
Girl, 6, killed by electric gate in Manchester
A six-year-old girl has died after becoming trapped in an electric gate. Semelia Campbell was caught between the rolling gate and a brick post near her home in Moss Side, Manchester on Monday night. A six-year-old girl died after becoming trapped in an electric gate in Manchester as her mother watched on helplessly. Emergency services were called to the entrance to flats off Maine Road in Moss Side at about 1930 BST on Monday.
Young boy crushed by electronic gate in Hythe
Post office staff rushed to free a six-year-old boy who was trapped by an electronic sliding gate. The incident happened in Dental Street, Hythe, at flats opposite the Royal Mail sorting office. It is thought the boy was trapped when the gate slid back into its housing, between an internal and external wall to the entrance way and was some how dragged into the sliding gate gap.
Spring & Summer ' issue'
Electric Gate Installers are you looking to join in AESIF Membership. By supporting AesiF you are actively helping, by forcing out poor installations, the cowboys, and improving standards. Spring Open & shut out soon. see information on gate fabrication / bar spacing.
Bournemouth companies cleared after electric gates death of boy, nine
8:00am Tuesday 26th January 2010 TWO companies were cleared on Monday of crimes relating to the tragic death of a nine-year-old boy. Jason Keet suffered fatal injuries after his head was crushed by electric gates at a luxury block of flats in Poole’s prestigious Branksome Park. Despite mother Samantha Whittle’s frantic attempts to save him, the Epiphany School pupil became trapped in a gap between the gate and a brick pillar at the entrance to The Orchard at Balcombe Road in April 2006.
WINTER OPEN & SHUT NEWS LETTER
Looking for a automatic gate manufacture or electric gate installer, the federation can provide information on Trade Company’s from around the country. The Open & Shut magazine is available to view for updates on products and members, ‘winter issue’.
AUTUMN OPEN & SHUT NEWS LETTER
What do I need to Know !....... Electrically operated gates are for the protection of persons, and property, and should be safe in all aspects of use by others. Automatic gates properly installed are good value for money and will give years of trouble free use, in your coming and goings and also keeping those precious to you safe.
AESIF COMPANY OVERVIEW : Link Care Distributors.
Link Care is one of the UK's leading independant suppliers of access control and automation equipment, including: Erreka, Nice, Beninca, ELKA, CAME, FAAC, FADINI. "An AesiF apporoved distributor members since 2005".
AESIF COMPANY OVERVIEW : Heritage LDK ltd
The company has,over the last decade, become known as one of Britains largest manufacturers and installer of automated entrance systems, and are specialists in the supply, and installation of automated gates, We can supply gate automation equipment manufactured by amongst others Came, Bft, Faac, Bpt, Nice, Ditec, and access control equipment by Videx, Farfisa, Elvox, Telguard and Wavelink.
Certificate of Competence ATAJB 12207
Industry training with the Certificate of Competence ATAJB 12207 is now under way for those of you that seek a qualification, check out the training and information details available on this page. So what is the one thing that ties automation equipment of manufactures together ? Came, Bft, Faac, Bpt, Nice, Ditec, Sea, Dea, and Gibidi “The Machinery Directives” Do you need to know more about British Standards requirements and installation. Then industry training is right for you.
THE TIDE IS TURNING KNOWONE WANTS' SECOND BEST
The wave of opinion is changing quality do’s matter, education, sound practices, and a feeling of overwhelming pride is what it takes to be an AESIF Member. “Can you say the same”? Also see "Transition from the current Machinery Directive 98/37/EC to the revised Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC". Don't forget about Aesif / RAC membership discounts/
AESIF COMPANY OVERVIEW : VALE AUTOMATION
Vale Automation is a family run electric gate installer business established in 1976 the company now specialising in the supply, installation and automation of gates, We can supply gate automation equipment manufactured by amongst others Came, Bft, Faac, Bpt, Nice, Ditec, Sea, Dea, and Gibidi, and access control equipment by Videx, Bpt, Bewator, Paxton, Farfisa, Elvox, Telguard and Wavelink.
AESIF COMPANY OVERVIEW : ELECTRIC GATE DOCTOR
At the Electric Gates Doctor, we specialize in offering products, servicing, to gate installers and customers and can dispatch orders for spares and accessories across the United Kingdom. Our staff can offer quality and reliable products and services that you can count on. ”BFT, FAAC, NICE, CAME & APRIMATIC” automation parts "VIDEX intercom and GMS access control equipment". If you are experiencing problems, or just need a replacement remote control, then look to the professionals for friendly advice. SALES NOW ON STOCK CLEARANCE
"BUYING ELECTRIC GATES". SUMMER OPEN & SHUT 09 "News Letter"
What do I need to Know !....... Electrically operated gates are for the protection of persons, and property, and should be safe in all aspects of use by others. The following information is for your consideration in making the right choice, and an informed understanding of the products, before purchasing such a system. Automatic gates properly installed are good value for money and will give years of trouble free use, in your coming and goings and also keeping those precious to you safe.
APRIMATIC all the advantages of the champions
This month's focus is on one of AESIF's leading gate automation distributors,and explains their roll in bringing quality products to the market place. Aprimatic has been successfully involved since 1985 in the automatic opening and closing sector. The company supplies a complete line of products renowned amongst Italian and foreign industry professionals for their technical and functional features. Products include hydraulic and electromechanical operators for swing and sliding gates, garage doors, roller shutters, barriers, sliding doors, windows, swing shutters, roller blinds, sun blinds, as well as radio-controlled electronic systems for home automation known as the integrated home automation module. Aprimatic UK is in Great Notley Essex and covers the whole of the UK and Ireland.
LOOKING AT TESTING : ELECTRIC GATES
When a power-operated door, gate or barrier is installed, the force with which this might strike an operator or bystander is a critical safety feature. European test methods EN12445 and EN12453 are recognised as being industry standards for evaluating the performance of power-driven gates and doors.
AESIF COMPANY OVERVIEW : ACCESS AUTOMATION
Access Automation manufacture, supply & install a range of perimeter security equipment – including - Gates, Barriers, Turnstiles, Road Blockers, Fencing & Associated Civil works.
BPT XOLID AS A ROCK!
BPT LAUNCHES XOLID VANDAL RESISTANT DOOR ENTRY PANEL
Open day and road show
Installers came from around the UK to look round the new headquaters of Nice UK, which included product demonstrations and an insight into the World of Nice automation and screen.
12-15 May, NEC Birmingham : looking at gate automation & accsess control entry
With over 800 exhibiting companies, eight product areas, the most topical and up-to-date conference and seminar content and numerous networking opportunities, IFSEC remains the place for the security and automatic electric gate industry to do business.
Sales fortunes down!...
It has come as no surprise to most, that the start of the year 2008 is considerably down on the same period for 2007 with regard to sales, “in fact sales are well down” and coupled with the now very strong euro exchange against the pound it is going to be hard for distributor / importers alike to maintain the supply of goods at current prices. The deepening fuel crises at home and abroad is also hitting suppliers and installers alike due to increased overheads.
Safety Solutions UK & Irland
We notice that more and more jobs are coming in from the UK and Ireland with conductive safety edges on the specification Andy Holz, ASO sales manager UK & Ireland says. Pneumatic, optical and micro switch safety edges are being replaced, as they are considered unreliable and costly to maintain .
Blue Flame
The initiative of industry qualification has taken a further step forward Automatic Entrance Systems Installers Certificate of Competence: ATAJB 12207
Videx held its 10th golf day at the Old Fold Manor Golf Club in Hadley Highstone
and were very pleased to raise £9300.00 for their chosen charity The Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy. 68 golfers and 8 guests contributed towards this donation. A great day was had by all, the weather was good and the course excellent. The picture shows Danial Rickard, son of our Managing Director John Rickard, presenting the trophy to Mr J Korosec of G K Locksmiths, who was the overall winner.
Once upon a time a certain district of Nottingham
was infested by a huge dragon, whose poisonous breath "had many a city slain," and whose hide" no spear nor sword could pierce." Every day a virgin was sacrificed to it, until the time came for the King's daughter to be bound before being devoured, when St. George appeared, and thrust his lance into the monster's mouth, and killed it on the spot.
Three quality brands
Three thousand high performance products - one point of contact.
Nice UK opens the new offices and spacious warehouse
In line with its continued expansion ,Nice has invested in new premises for Nice UK to serve the UK market. The company moved recently from temporary offices in Chesterfield to the new facility at Sutton-in-Ashfield.
"Power Operated Door & Gate Requirements"
The AESIF installers On-Site Guide publication "Power Operated Door & Gate Requirements" is now available through AESIF for electric gate installers
Construction Products Directive (CPD)
The European Union's Construction Products Directive (CPD) is a Single Market directive aimed at establishing free trade in construction products throughout Europe. It has a direct impact on all manufacturers of construction products trading in and with European and, for many products/markets, the use of the CE conformity marking, and therefore compliance with harmonized European product standards, is becoming compulsory. Even when not specifically required for regulatory purposes, there is evidence of purchasers and specifiers expecting to see the CE marking symbol on all products.
Membership
I have been looking at your site and would like to find out further information.
Michael Pringle was rushed to hospital
President Michael Pringle was rushed to hospital today with a suspected blood clot on his Leg. Mike was injured in a freak accident three week ago and was thought to be on the mend, but on Monday morning he was admitted to hospital in Worksop with a high temperature and in agonising pain.
Manchester City Stadium
Bring your football rattles and scarves and come and cheer on BFT for the premier event of the year
New President, Food for Thought
I must thank the AESIF committee for the opportunity to represent the independent federation of the gate and automation installers.
Machinery Directive, Construction Product Directive
Aesif will be giving a seminar to those Installers wishing to know more about the Directives, both Machinery and Products and their implications for the industry, there will also be guest speaker's on Part P Building Regs and the on site guide to Power Door Requirements. The date 18th October 07
A time to relax and chillout.
"Nice SpA continued":
A short trip to the sunshine
"A nice way of life". On Thursday the 6th September 07, I was invited to visit the premises of Nice SpA in Italy, accompanied by a group of installers that install Nice screens, and automation. The installers whom trade in several geographical locations around the UK, were accompanied by sales representatives for both sides of the business, and headed by MD Ian Alderson of Nice UK.
Employment opportunities
Apprenticeships Ref 10134 "If you are 16 years of age or older, looking for a modern apprenticeship, plus a career within an exciting and fast moving technological industry, then have you considered the automation access security industry" !.
HSE warns of dangers to children playing on power operated doors
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today issued an information document to the owners of opening powered operated doors following a number of serious and fatal accidents to children riding on these doors.
Elero products
Aesif takes this opportunity to welcome NRG automation as an approved Aesif distributor for the UK.
What installers need to know about the directives
Aesif will be giving seminars to those Installers wishing to know more about the Directives, both Machinery and Products and their implications for the industry, there will also be guest speaker's on Part P Building Regs and the on site guide to Power Door Requirements. The dates are the 7th June, the 26th July, and the 16th August
Buying electric gates.
What do I need to Know !....... Electrically operated gates are for the protection of persons, and property, and should be safe in all aspects of use by others. The following information is for your consideration in making the right choice, and an informed understanding of the products, before purchasing such a system. Automatic gates properly installed are good value for money and will give years of trouble free use, in your coming and goings and also keeping those precious to you safe.
AESIF NEC Birmingham
Well a great start to a year of new innovations, ifsec the answer to all your security solutions, with something for every one inside.
Web site development.
Are you looking to improve and raise your business profile on line, then talk to a specialist.
AESIF helps Barrs Entry Control to land a large order
Last summer we were asked for a quotation by a company that manage a block of flats in South-West London.
The Building Regulations 2000
Electrical Safety Approved Document P Following our recent Poll of the Midlands Area the following trend has become apparent.
Automated Swing and Sliding Gates
Should be designed to be free swinging / sliding to be suitable for automation. There are a number of installation's appearing that have been installed in such a way as to the automation being used and installed to lift, or push the weight of the gate on inclined slopes !
Safety its important
We remind you of our health and safety letter as sent out in May 2006. BS EN: 12453 2000 BS EN: 12445 2001
Too weld or not too weld!
I work for a gate installation company in the south of England, and our company was asked to check out a fault on a gate installation on behalf of a automation distributor.
Low voltage calculations
A look at low valtage cable installation to the gate way.
AESIF self notification online:
Aesif would like to formally apologise to those members who have been experiencing problems with the link between AESIF, and NAPIT, for self notification on line.
Electric gate kills boy aged nine
Easter eggs and floral tributes poignantly decorated the scene yesterday.
New Building Regulations
Gate installers required to complete Part P Electrical Certificates from January 1st 2005. For electrical contractors..
"You can't service the UK from Italy":
Says Mr Ian Alderson, Managing Director of Nice UK.
Mecmesin To Show AESIF Approved Testing Instrument At Saiedue:
Over the past year of 2003 AESIF have been working with Mecmesin Ltd. (A leading force-test instrument manufacturer) to create a purpose built piece of force measurement apparatus to allow the AESIF members to carry out extrememely accurate TEST & Inspection reports on automated entrance system installtions.
BFT Receive Industry Award from AESIF:
At the IFSEC exhibition staged at the NEC Brimingham this year AESIF were proud to award the coveted certificate to BFT Spa Italy, for innovation, ease of use, and their continuing quality in manufacturing and assembley of automation products.
Dad Killed By Car Park Barrier:
A dad-of-three was killed when a security barrier smahed through his windscreen as he left a superstore car-park. Kenneth Farr was hit in the head by the heavy steel arm which suddenly swung towards him. His four-year-old daughter Jessica was in the back seat. She was unhurt. Shoppers who went to Kenneth's aid heard her cry:"Daddy's got blood all over him."
BFT Joins the SOMFY Group :
Early in the start 2004 the Italian automation equipment manufacturer BFT announced that they had joined the SOMFY group.. The press release from Giancarlo Bonollo - BFT's Chairman reads:
VIDEX New Gate Access Phone:
At the security exhibition 'IFSEC 2002' held at the NEC in Birmingham the Director General of AESIF discussed various issues with many of the exhibitors at their trade stands. One in particular, Videx, related to their intercom systems that they distribute throughout the UK.
BFT Launches New Operators :
BFT, now part of the SOMFY group, have provided information to AESIF of the launch of three new operators.
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