Safety and Testing
Enhanced safety testing from Lindam
Our safety gates become part of the family furniture and can be in the home for a number of years often being used with multiple children. Not only are our products tested to the required British, European and American safety standards but we have created our own unique testing system specifically to make sure our products meet customers needs making us unique amongst our competitors. Working with one of the major test laboratories, we have designed a series of ADDITIONAL strength and durability tests to test:
These have been adapted from further BS and EN standards including those specifically related to:
- Domestic furniture
- Commercial furniture
- Educational furniture
- Nursery furniture.
All of our safety gates are put through these rigorous tests:
Hinge Test - All of our gates are 'over opened' 1000 times, pushing the hinge to the limit. We replicate the gate being pushed beyond it's opening capability, over opening in both directions 1,000 times. The gate is opened to its fullest extent and a horizontal force is applied to a specific point of the safety gate to over exert the hinge.
Load Test - We simulate a small child standing and swinging on our gates while they are open. It applies additional pressure on the hinges. Whilst a 15kg weight is hung off the gate, it is then opened fully in both directions and allowed to close whilst the weight is still in position.
Slam Open Test - We test the gate being "slammed open" with force, effectively misusing the gate. A 3 kg weight is attached to the handle, and the gate is allowed to slam open under this weight. The test measures the durability of the hinge parts.
Push Pull Test - The push pull test impersonates a child standing at the gate and pulling it backwards and forwards whilst the gate is closed. A force is applied 10 times to the centre of every individual bar in the gate. The force is applied in both directions, as a "push-pull" force.
Fatigue Test - We understand our safety gates are in the home for a number of years. The fatigue test replicates the gate being used over the standard lifespan of the gate, with multiple open and close cycles. The gate is opened and closed for specified number of cycles, and then this is repeated in the other direction.