Redditch Borough Council (RBC)

Redditch Borough Council (RBC)

Client: Redditch Borough Council (RBC)
Type of works: supplied Mono Hinge Self Closing Gates

In 2007, having previously spent £2.2 million on making the region’s play areas more fun and safe, Redditch Borough Council (RBC) was aware that more could still be done. Over the years, a number of accidents had occurred involving the play areas’ spring loaded gates and so RBC began looking for a safer and more reliable alternative.

A child’s safety is always a parent’s top priority, a belief shared by RBC when beginning the refurbishment of its major parks and play areas.

As part of an Action Plan to improve its play facilities, the RBC replaced all of its spring-loaded gate systems with the safer and more durable Mono Hinge Self Closing Gates.

Medway Galvanising’s Mono Hinge Self Closing Gate proved the ideal solution for RBC, offering no exposed mechanisms, no slamming plates and no finger traps or crush points, dramatically reducing the potential for accidents. After a series of successful installations, RBC completed a comprehensive replacement programme with the installation of 25 Mono Hinge Self Closing Gates.

“After years of problems with spring-loaded gates, we found the safest and most reliable solution in the Mono Hinge Self Closing Gate,” said Richard Davidson, Play Area Technical Officer at Redditch Borough Council. “We have completely replaced our old gates with the Mono Hinge over a four year period, and so those unfortunate incidents will now be a thing of the past.”

The Mono Hinge fully complies with BS EN 1176 standard for play equipment and all current Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) recommendations, making it ideal for long-term refurbishment programmes.Assembled and supplied as a complete unit, it enables a fast and easy installation process to the client’s exact specifications, without costly and time-consuming site works.

Specified by more than 100 councils nationwide, including Redditch Borough Council, the Mono Hinge Self Closing Gate is setting the benchmark for safe, secure and practical public access.Regarded as one of the safest gates available, the Mono Hinge also leads the way in user-friendly design, robustness and aesthetics.

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