All manual and motorised DIRICKX gates comply with European standard NF EN 13241-1,
in force since 1 June 2005.
This system of reference comprises 16 normative documents, the keystone
being standard NF EN 13241-1. It aims to improve the security of the end
user, standardise the level of
requirement at European level by
introducing a common system of reference, and ensure the free
circulation of products
within the European Union.
Drawn up by the European Committee for Standardisation, it applies to
manual and motorised doors
gates and barriers
which are designed for installation in areas
accessible to people
to provide access in complete security
to goods and vehicles accompanied or driven
on industrial and commercial premises or in garages in residential areas.
It does not apply to:
- Manual gates with a surface area of > 6.25m2 for use by people.
Motorised gates with a width of > 2.50m and a surface area of > 6.25m2
essentially designed for pedestrians.
- Barriers intended solely for vehicles.
The installer must protect access to the retraction area of the gate according to standard NF EN 12635 by
eliminating risks of crushing, shearing and dragging.
The fence must therefore be installed a safe distance
away from the moving leaf.
This safe distance takes into account exposed parts of the human body as laid
down in standard NF EN 294.