Plain English v technical jargon - what would you choose?

Plain English v technical jargon - what would you choose?
Since the two tragic automated gate deaths of 2010, there is an enhanced awareness of the dangers associated with an unsafe gate and indeed, an improved appetite to understand what steps need to be taken to establish a safe and compliant installation.

Following the guidance set down in the formal British Standards which provides the basis for any risk assessment, is widely acknowledged as the correct route to take towards achieving a safe gate. The question is, does every installer have…
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Electricians at risk

Electricians at risk
As a professional electrician, being asked to simply wire up an automation kit for a manual gate sounds like a reasonable enough request and is probably a task that most electricians would consider to be a relatively straightforward job. But few realise the potential dramatic consequences for undertaking this seemingly uncomplicated task. 

In a bid to ‘help out’ or even just ‘earn a bit of extra cash’ the electrician could not only be putting people’s lives in jeopardy, he could also find…
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Selling or buying a property with an automated gate?

Selling or buying a property with an automated gate?

Spring is around the corner signalling the arrival of one of the most popular times of year to market or buy a property.  But whilst time might be spent boosting the house’s ‘kerb appeal’ and promoting its ‘spacious living accommodation’ or ‘generous garden’ to achieve a sale; causing potential buyers to wax lyrical about finding their dream home, all parties may be forgetting a serious safety issue that exists when buying or selling a property.

The initial response to either buying or selling…

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