How to install an industrial safety gate


Download a full set of instructions for the Kee Gate industrial safety gate here.

Installation guide

Tools required

  • Marker pen
  • Tape measure
  • 1No 24mm Ring Spanner
  • 1No 13mm socket
  • 1No 17mm socket
  • 1No 24mm socket
  • 1No ¼” Hex Key Socket
  • 1No 6mm Hex Key Socket
  • Torque Wrench 10- 60 Nm approx
  • Hacksaw or Similar
  • Small Magnetic Level

Step by step instructions

A. Align the fixing plate on internal face of the opening, so that the rails of the Safety Gate match up with the top of the Guardrail System. Select the correct U Bolt & pass around the support leg/structure and feed through the top holes of the fixing plate.
B. Using a M8 or M10 flat washer and nut connect the U bolt to the Support Leg/Structure and tighten.
C. Pass U-Bolt around the support leg/structure and feed through the bottom holes of the fixing plate.
D. Using a M8 or M10 flat washer and nut connect the U bolt to the Support Leg/Structure and tighten.
E. Torque all nuts/U Bolts to 25Nm using the 13mm or 17mm socket and torque wrench.
To cut the gate to the correct size simply place a straight edge/magnetic level as shown and measure the distance to the point where the outside edge of the vertical tube meets the supporting structure as shown. (DO NOT CUT AT THIS MARK!)
G. Disconnect the tubular gate from the hinge assembly by loosening the top & bottom cast clamp grub screw using a hex head socket as shown.
H. Measure the distance recorded in point (f) and mark the gate top and bottom tubes and mid rail as shown.
I. Using a hacksaw or similar, carefully cut through the top, bottom tubes and mid rail as shown. For galvanised assemblies, spray with Galvafroid or similar to prevent corrosion.
J. Carefully re-position the gate top and bottom tubes into the cast fittings. Ensure the striking plate is on the correct side of the Support Leg/Structure. Use a spirit level to ensure the gate is level. Tighten the cast fittings grub screws using a hex head socket. Using the torque wrench ensure the castings are torqued to 39Nm.
K. To tension the hinge loosen the locking nut as shown.
L. Manually open the gate at 45 degrees from its closed position.
M. Using the 24mm socket & ring spanner start to tighten the bolt until the gate completely closes. (Note:- You may have to hold the socket whilst using the ratchet).
N. Once the gate is completely closed tighten the locking nut to hold the tension. Caution: Over tensioning the spring assembly will result in failure of the product! Continue to hold the ratchet firmly and do not release until the lock nut is tightened. Now remove the socket and spanner from the hinge. Repeat as necessary to ensure that the gate closes sufficiently once opened and released.
O. Mount clamp on lower part of gate, just above the bend and insert mid rail. Use 6mm hex head socket to tighten supplied M10 bolts into coupling nut.
P. Add clamp onto other end of mid rail, clamping onto the gate upright. Use 6mm hex head socket to tighten supplied M10 bolts into coupling nut.
Q. Use a measuring tape to ensure gap between top rail and mid rail is no more than 470mm. Adjust if necessary.
Note: When installing Kee Gate on a pitched roof it is essential that the gate is mounted vertically level to the horizontal. This can be accommodated by using standard 90 degree Elbows (15-8) (4No required per gate). The elbows permit adjustment allowing the Kee Gate to be orientated to the correct angle. If the gate is not set at the correct angle the hinge cannot be tensioned correctly and the gate may not close as required.

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