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New CE Marking Door Regulations Since 1st July 2013 all door makers have been legally obliged to CE mark every non-fire industrial and commercial door they supply. rior to 1st July the CE marking of powered doors was mandatory as set out in the Machinery Directive. Manual doors were governed by different EU rules – the Constructive Products Directive. This ruled that CE marking for manual doors was voluntary, not mandatory. ENHANCED REGULATIONS Manual Doors: the Constructive Products Directive is now called the Constructive Products Regulation. CE marking and compliance is now mandatory for manual doors, including testing monitoring and issuing a Declaration of Performance. Powered Doors: CE marking continues to be mandatory under the Machinery Directive but now must also comply with the Constructive Products Regulation. Thus the manufacturer has to issue a Declaration of Performance for each model of door sold. The regulation also clearly specifies who should undertake the initial testing and who monitors the production system to ensure that the Declaration of Performance are maintained. In summary, all doors must be CE marked and this is valid for all countries in the EU. GALEBREAKER DOORS Since 2005 Galebreaker have been CE marking both manual and electric doors. For powered / electric doors this was done following the procedures and guidelines

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detailed in EN13241. Galebreaker used the data detailed in EN13241 to streamline their design process to mitigate risk and so were able to also CE mark manual doors. Declaration of Performance documents for Galebreaker products are available on their website in the customer support area. All Galebreaker doors are sold with the expectation that they will be operated by trained users in a controlled area. Agridoor® Electric models are fitted with a highly sensitive safety edge system. WHY SHOULD BUYERS CARE IF A DOOR IS CE MARKED? The following text is taken from the Door & Hardware Federation’s website: “It is vital that specifiers choose CE marked products from DHF members. Why? • peace of mind that the product has been checked to ensure it complies with health and safety and some environmental regulations. • no need for specifier to check compliance (but a check still needs to be made to ensure it complies with Building Regulations. • no need for specifier to carry out risk assessments (but the building owner or user will still have to carry out risk assessment. Choosing a CE marked product from a DHF member company means that the CE mark is evidence of compliance relating to product safety under health and safety legislation - and so It helps protect the architect’s or specifier’s

Since 2005 Galebreaker have been CE marking both manual and electric doors.

client against litigation in the event of an accident occurring.” http://www.dhfonline.org.uk/industrial-groupce.aspx Galebreaker have been DHF members since 2011.

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August 2014 Farming Monthly National  

ISSN 2044-0200 Inside this month: 12 page Arable feature including blackgrass news, CAP & grower information, Slurry - handling, NVS's and m...

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