Automatic Garage Door Safety for the Homeowner: Hold
to Run


General Information

“Following examination of the legal requirements in relation to poweroperated garage doors it is the view of Nottinghamshire TradingStandards that a door operated by a ‘hold to run’ remote control device,capable of being operated without full visibility of the door itself, wouldbe in breach of both the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and theConstruction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011, unless an additionalmethod (as provided for in the relevant standards) of ensuring the safetyof the product can be demonstrated. This would not include a video/CCTV facility giving the operator view of the door.Extract from advice Issued by Nottinghamshire Trading Standards to DHF – September 2020