Safety Gate Installation & Removal

Safegate systems should only be installed, maintained and removed by trained personnel. Although self-installation training is available here at Safegate, we understand that some businesses would prefer to have their systems installed by an operative with more experience. 

All Safegate operatives are Edge Protection Federation Certified Blue Skilled Edge Protection Installer CSCS card holders, so you can rest assured we know what we’re doing.

Once you contact us, a Project Manager or Senior Supervisor may, if required, be sent to your site to complete a pre-installation site survey report to ensure the suitability of the Safegate system on your property. Furthermore, this initial visit will ascertain any pre-requisite forms required by your site, determine labour requirements for the complexity of the project, and identify potential hazards or interruptions to the installation. 

If issues are identified, our operative will meet with your site management team to figure out solutions to benefit all parties and allow works to proceed unhindered and write a report of the findings. 

Once the report has been produced a site-specific Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) will be written and submitted via email to the client for approval. (We will need written approval from the client for CJS to liaise with the site contractor directly if the site contractor is not the client).

Once the RAMS are approved, a date can then be allocated for the works to commence.

The day proceeding any site work or deliveries a member of our operations team will contact the client and or site for confirmation for the works to proceed.

CJS will attend the site induction where the operatives will submit all relevant training documentation. (Face-Fit Test report, Edge Protection Federation card, CSCS card, Safegate competency card etc.) CJS operatives will then be briefed on the RAMS by the supervisor and then are required to sign to confirm their understanding.

The supervisor will contact the site management team to clarify the planned works and also make arrangements to carry out the Safegate inspection training with the nominated site personnel once all the Safegates have been installed.

The supervisor will then carry out an on-site Job Hazard Analysis report to identify any hazards or issues which may prevent or delay the safe installation of the Safegate system. If any issues are found these will be brought to the attention of the site management team to enable the site management team to rectify the issues as soon as reasonably practical.

Safegate Installation

The operatives will then proceed to load out the Safegates and components to begin Safegate installation. The Safegates are usually installed from the lowest entrance to the highest to minimise any person entering the lift shaft below while the Safegates are installed above.

Once the Safegates have been installed the supervisor will complete all the necessary paperwork and report to the site management team, then commence the pre-arranged  short inspection/ training session with the appointed site personnel to ensure compliance with the highest health and safety standards while the gates are being used.



What are the Benefits of Having Safegates Installed by a Safegate-Trained Operative?

The primary benefit of having Safegates installed by a Safegate operative is experience. We have a wealth of experience installing Safegates in various types of environments. So we know how to efficiently navigate trickier installations while maintaining regulatory compliance. Furthermore, our trained operatives can complete installations quickly, so you can start using your Safegate promptly after installation.

Do Safegate Operatives Conduct a Risk Assessment?

Yes. Before installing your Safegate, we conduct a thorough risk assessment of your facility to ensure installation can proceed safely. If we discover an obstacle during our initial risk assessment, we will advise solutions to make installation possible. If you’d like to learn more about what our initial risk assessment entails, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In What Order are Safegate Systems Installed?

Firstly, we may send a Project Manager to your site to complete a pre-installation site survey report. This will assist in solving any issues found during the pre-installation assessment and proceed with the installation. Once your hire period is over, we will return to your site to dismantle and remove the Safegate.