Quality & Safety

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OPS official quality recognition

We believe certifications are a sign of the highest quality standards!

Therefore, we choose to undergo both internal audits and external inspections carried out by multiple independent experts. We can prove the constant quality of our products and the efficiency of our processes. Our company is certified to ensure constant quality control and other services through a modern quality management system.

Furthermore, we prove the continuous quality and especially the mandatory safety of our products with appropriate certifications. We ensure reliable security for our customers. All electrically operated gates meet the latest North American safety standards.

Our state-of-the-art High-Security products are crash-tested and certified per American Standard ASTM F2656/DOS, and UL 325!

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Safe Construction

The Management of Ontario Parking Systems is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment that promotes occupational health; along with taking proactive measures to allow employees to work efficiently without the risk of accident or injury to themselves, their clients, or the public, while minimizing the effects on the natural environment.

Management recognizes that all workers have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace and that all employees must be dedicated to the objective of eliminating all workplace injuries, and this commitment must be reflected in all of our work practices.

Our goal is to reach zero harm through risk management with the utmost effort to identify, manage and eliminate hazards that cause accidents and injury. In order to do so, all employees are expected to follow and comply with our Health and Safety Program.

Our Health and Safety Program provides a general overview of safety policies and procedures and should be implemented in compliance with all related Federal and Provincial statutes that establish our industry Health and Safety Requirements. This will include, but is not limited to; the Canadian Labour Code, and Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The Health and Safety of our employees and the general public are of utmost importance, and will not be compromised. We ask that all employees commit to working within the boundaries of the health and safety program and workplace laws and standards so that working together we can achieve zero harm in a Healthy, Safe, and Sustainable work environment. We are a SAFE Construction company.

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COR Registered

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is a national registration standard that verifies the full implementation of an employer’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System. COR™ is often used as a condition of contract by the public and private sectors across Canada.

IHSA COR™ Certified

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UL 325

The standard to which vehicular gate operators are manufactured and tested to is UL 325. In addition to the 325 standard, vehicular gate operators must also be tested to UL 991, which tests for Safety-Related Controls Employing Solid-State Devices.

These requirements cover electric operators for doors, draperies, gates, louvers, windows, exterior awnings, and other opening and closing appliances rated 600V or less to be employed in ordinary locations in accor­dance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

These requirements also cover complete doors, gates, and other such assemblies that include electric opening and closing appliances. Also covered are accessories, such as external entrapment protection devices, for use with appliances covered by this standard.

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ASTM F2200

This specification establishes the performance-based and prescriptive-based methods of evaluating various classes of automated gate constructions that are used for vehicular traffic. The gate types addressed in this specification include horizontal slide gates, horizontal swing gates, vertical lift gates, vertical pivot gates, and overhead pivot gates.

The four classes of gates covered here are as follows: Class I, a gate for the garage or parking area intended for use in a home of a one-to-four single-family dwelling;

Class II, a gate intended for use in a commercial location or building such as a multi-family housing unit (five or more single-family units), hotel, garages, retail store, or other building servicing the general public; Class III, a gate intended for use in an industrial location or building such as a factory, loading dock area, or other locations not intended to serve the general public; and Class IV, a gate intended for use in a guarded industrial location or building such as an airport security area, or other restricted access locations not servicing the general public, in which unauthorized access is prevented by means of supervision by security personnel.

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ASTM F2656

In 1985, the U.S. State Department published the certification standard SD-STD-02.01. The test vehicle was specified as a medium-duty truck weighing 6800 kg (15000 lb). The nominal impact velocities were 50 km/h (30 mph), 65 km/h (40 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph). Penetration was measured from the pre-impact front (attack) face of the VSB and classified into three categories of penetration rating.

In 2003, this standard was revised. Significant changes were the measuring of the penetration from the rear (inside) face of the VSB. Also, the limitation of permissible vehicle penetration to one meter / the highest level of penetration rating.

In 2007, the SD-STD-02.01, Revision A, March 2003 was replaced by the ASTM F2656-07. This new standard included, in addition to the medium-duty truck, three new types of test vehicles. It was a small passenger car, pickup truck, and heavy good vehicle. There were three predetermined impact velocities for each vehicle category. Penetration was measured from the original rear face of the VSB and classified into four categories of penetration rating.

The latest version of the Test Method F2656 was published in 2015. Among various updates, it incorporated two additional vehicles. It was the full-size passenger Sedan and the cab over/cab forward class 7 truck. It excluded the lowest penetration rating.