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AESIF on site Guide - 23 April 2024

Introduction Who is the “door” manufacturer? who certifies that the installation has been assembled per the instructions in the manual? Professionals some celebrating twenty plus years of being in Business "Big Well Done"

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This website provides free information, about the gate automation industry, and the laws that govern it within the United Kingdom and continues to support the AESIF app certification. To help in improving the safety for the consumer and the use of automated doors and gate, in the prevention of accidents. Membership is free no fee when using the AESIF app to keep installation safe for uses. there are thousands of unsafe gates in the United Kingdom some are over 30 year old and still in operation. certification removes these dangerous "able or likely to cause harm or injury" products from the market place and can save lives.

As a consumer you can insist on using only installation companies that use the AESIF app certification in providing professional service and maintenance.

According to the standards and European directives, there is only one manufacturer of the finished product, even if assembling parts of another manufacturer’s produces, or issues a product onto the market, which falls within the field of application of the standard or directive.

With reference to the type of products considered in the Directive BS:EN 13241-1 the following subjects within the directives are generally present in our market:

Door component manufacturer

Door (manual) manufacturer

Door (power operated) manufacturer

Automation component manufacturer

Assembler: (The person or company that assembles strictly observing all specifications in the instruction

manual).“ Factory Process Control” this can be performed on site. The assembler must not issue documents.

Conformity is issued by the manufacturer.


I.E "an assembler is a person or company fitting a barrier, a preassembled door, garage door, a bollard, and

turnstile. The assembler certifies that the assembled Machinery had been installed as per the instructions in the manual, at the location of intended use".


Installer: the person or company that applies automation to a manually operated door, who therefore converts

the product and thus becomes the power operated manufacturer of the power operated door.


The following points define the various subjects and relative tasks according to the Machinery and Construction

Products Directives.

Note: you will require a minor works certificate BS: 7671:2018 for the power supply to the location of the

automatic door garage door, automatic bollard, gate or turnstile if this has not been previously installed. 

An example: The installers  assembly declaration.

Part 1:The above automation equipment has been "assembled installed, tested and attached to pre-installed automated garage doors" (which have been inspected and deemed suitable for power operated use) In compliance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Low voltage Directive 2104/35/EU, Electromagnetic compatibility directive 2014/30/EU, Radio equipment directive 2014/53/EU "and to the manufactures instructions"..

Part2: I being responsible for the assembly Part :1 Automated garage door and electrical installation & works carried out and described in Part: 2 certify that the said works do not impair the safety of the existing installation, that the said works "do no impair the design, construction", in "accordance with the manufactures instructions", and have been inspected and tested in compliance with BS EN 12453:2017+A1 2021 That the electrical work installed of which I have been responsible for, is to the best of my knowledge and belief, at the time of my inspection, does comply with BS 7671:2018 except as detailed in Part 2.8 (above). 

The declaration of compliance remains with the Manufacturer, not the installer, "assembler". 

An example: The maintenance declaration.

I being responsible for the inspection, maintenance of electrical installation and "pre-assembled machine / garage door" carried out at the above address, In accordance with BS EN 12453:2017 and is to the best of my / our knowledge and belief, at the time of my / our inspection, complies with Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, 

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Warning: an installer should “never mix different manufactured components” I.E Motors, or control panels on

an automatic installation, as you then become responsible “by that action” for the conformity as issued by a

manufacturer. Remember a manufacturer designs a group of products that work in harmony, “function safely”

never put yourself or your company at risk.

Always think twice.

Article : New's

Professionals some celebrating twenty plus years of being in Business "Big Well Done"

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AESIF Past and Present.

1st Class Garage Doors                           AESIF Member Gate & Door

Arden Automated Access Ltd                 AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Bedfordshire

Assured Gate Services                            AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Nottinghamshire

Welcome to Assured Gate Services, specialists in the supply and installation of automated electric gates in Nottingham and the surrounding areas of the East Midlands. Trading for many years, we offer a wide range of services including gate automation, maintenance and repair work, in addition to electric gate design and installation. All of our automated gates can be supplied in a choice of styles and finishes, manufactured from wood or metal and fitted with access control technology. As independent electric gate specialists, we recognise the importance of providing an honest and reliable service that represents excellent value for money. AESIF All of our gate engineers are fully qualified and complete all maintenance, repair and installation work to the highest of standards.

Founder of the company Mr John Birkett, AESIF approved industry assessor, for AESIF, Part P Assessment Officer AESIF obtained both his qualifications back in 2003 through the National Association of Professional Inspector and Testers NAPIT. The company is now run by Director, Mr Gary Parker.   AESIF door and gate safety contractor. 

BEC Perimeter Security                          AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor London


In 1981 Gary Barrs founded the company now known as B.E.C Perimeter Security. The first locksmith shop was opened in Shepherds Bush, London, shortly followed by another in Fulham. A sister company was established installing electronic alarms and access control systems. In 1990 the locksmith company was sold and the first factory was opened manufacturing grilles, gates, railings and full height turnstiles. A service for the installation of these products was then introduced, as well as automatic gate operators and access control equipment to compliment the companies manufactured goods. This marriage of electronics, steel and B.E.C’s capabilities, has created a cutting edge company unique in the market place. 

C R Gates                                                AESIF Member Gate & Door

Complete Security Gates                        AESIF Member Gate & Door

Country Side Gates                                 AESIF Specialist Timber Gates Manufacturer Balderton Newark

Eagle Automation Systems Ltd              AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Epping

Eagle Automation Systems Ltd was established in 1988 and is one of the leading gate automation and security companies in the United Kingdom. Our mission is to provide a single source for all clients HVM requirements. All our automated gates and vehicle barriers are secure before impact (SBI) meaning that we have designed systems that are locked down before a collision and do not rely on vehicle energy to catch the gate or barrier.

Our maintenance and service back up is second to none. Fully trained engineers with the latest equipment and maintenance software specifically written for the gate automation industry ensure services are carried out on a regular and timely basis.

Eagle has a department that specialises in risk assessments and force testing. Our installations are designed and installed to ensure that all systems meet current and future legislation. 

Easygates Ltd                                         AESIF Distributor Specialist in safety Edge Components  ASO

Garage Door & Gate Company              AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Hull

H B Paynter                                            AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Northampton

Heritage LDK                                        AESIF Member Safe Contractor

K S Engineering services                      AESIF Member Safe Contractor

KSW Engineering ltd                            AESIF Member Safe Contractor

Linkcare Ltd                                          AESIF Automation Distributor

Magtec  Electric Gates Ltd                   Specialist in Automatic Metal Manufacturer Newark Nott’s

Midlands Control Systems                   AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Cannock

We design and install bespoke automated gates.  Our range includes steel gates, timber gates, composite gates, steel framed clad gates, together with industrial security gates, barriers and door entry systems. Our company was established in 1986 and has developed an excellent reputation across the midlands and throughout Staffordshire. We are a family business and take pride in offering all our customers both domestic and commercial, with a professional, efficient and complete gate automation service. Whether you are looking to automate existing gates or you are considering a brand new electric gate installation; Midland Control Systems have an automation system that can cope easily and efficiently with all eventualities. We are a long established approved installer for FAAC and SEA gate automation, Telguard access control systems and HomeLink. 

MPR Electric Gates LTD                      AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Nottinghamshire

Mitech Joinery                                      Specialist in Timber Automatic Manufacturer Newark Nott’s

Overcare Ltd T/A Openings                 AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor

PDS Electrical limited                          AESIF Member Safe Contractor

PRW Security Systems                         AESIF Member Safe Contractor

Rogers fencing T/A Inova Gates Ltd   AESIF Specialist in Automatic Industrial Gates Manufacturer  Northern Ireland

Since the foundation of our company in 1976, we focus on developing high-quality sliding door install­ations. INOVA sliding gates are available in the following lines: Industrial Gates, Standard Gates and Silver­Line Gates. They are the result of continuously enhanced technology – over 40 years. Benefit from our extensive experience in meeting special technical challenges such as space-saving telescope sliding gates and custom-made sliding gates. Northern Ireland 

Secure Door Group                              Specialist in Automatic Metal Gate & Door manufacturer

Turner Security Systems Ltd               AESIF Member Safe Contractor

Tinys Gates,                                         Specialist Timber Hardwood Automatic Manufacturer Newark Nott’s

Vale Automation                                  AESIF Gate & Door Safety Contractor Bingham Nott’s

Here at Vale Automation, we are a family run automatic gates business specialising in the supply and installation of electric driveway gates, manual driveway gates in Nottingham and the surrounding areas. We are your local experts when it comes to finding the perfect driveway gates and barrier installations for all kinds of properties. We are renowned for supplying and installing electric gates, automatic gates, wooden driveway gates and more. What sets us apart is that our remote controlled electric gates and barrier systems are custom-made to suit the requirements of our client and style of your property.


Mr John Harling founder of the company “Vale Automation” was an AESIF approved industry assessor, for AESIF and Part P assessor, and obtained his qualifications back in 2003 through the National Association of Professional Inspector and Testers NAPIT the company is now run by Son Greg Harling. 

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Manufacture Distributors

Alphatronics  Manufacture.      Belgium 

Alphatronics is specialized in developing access control systems. As a manufacturer of solutions with more than 30 years of experience, Alphatronics supplies its products in more than 50 countries. Our core business focuses on the development of access control and parking systems for use in industry, the healthcare sector and waste management.

Manufacturer of automatic barriers, B-folding gates, RFID badge readers, parking systems, turnstiles and other access control systems! 

Aprimatic LTD                                    AESIF Distributor Manufacture

BFT Automation (UK) Ltd                  AESIF Approved Distributor Manufacture

FAAC UK Ltd                                     AESIF  Approved  Distributor Manufacture

Nice (UK) Ltd                                     AESIF Approved Distributor Manufacture

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A Nice story

Founded in 1993, Nice is an Italian multinational reference company in the Home Automation, Home Security and Smart Home sector, with a wide range of integrated and connected solutions for the automation of gates, garage doors, solar shades, parking, wireless alarm and home security systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Nice sells its products to over 100 countries with 24 branches in 5 continents, 14 production plants, 13 R&D centers and 2.300 employees, contributing to spread the Made in Italy worldwide, with its high-quality solutions that wisely blend technology, design, innovation, digital connectivity and ease of use.

UK Managing Director Ian Alderson, Technical Manager Mark Wright, is an AESIF approved industry assessor and provides product training at Nice UK, training centre,  obtaining his qualifications back in 2003 through the National Association of Professional Inspector and Testers NAPIT. 

Mecmessin                                          AESIF Distributor Manufacture force testing equipment



Easygates Ltd                                     AESIF Distributor

Linkcare Ltd                                       AESIF Approved Distributor Uxbridge, Middlesex

Linkcare Gate Automation is the UK’s largest independent supplier of kits and parts for automatic electric swing and sliding gates. Established in 1992, Linkcare supplies electric gate kits, gate motors, accessories and parts from all leading suppliers including gate automation from Nice, Came, Beninca, Fadini, Faac, Genius, Elka, V2, Erreka, Life Automation and Akia; access control from AES Global, Prastel, bpt, Videx, and Daitem; and aluminium gate fasternings from memFast. 

Midlands Control Systems                 AESIF Distributor

Rolling Centre                                    AESIF Distributor 


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