Regulations




Standards for finished products

These standards define products in terms of geometric features, tolerance, materials, etc.


  • EN 10223-1 : Steel barbed wire (e.g. RONCEUROP, CORRAL®, ATAC).
  • EN 10223-2/3 : Hexagonal steel wire mesh fencing (TTX).
  • EN 10223-4 : Welded steel fencing (e.g. AXIAL®, BASTILLE).
  • EN 10223-5 : Knotted steel fencing for livestock (DICLO®).
  • EN 10223-6 : Chainlink (e.g. JARDICLO, FLUIDEX®, GALVEX®)
  • EN 10223-7 : Welded steel panels (e.g. AXIS®, AXOR®).


STANDARDS FOR WIRE GALVANISING

Zinc coating of steel wires enhances fence durability. The thickness of the zinc coating determines how long a fence will last before rusting.

French standard NF A 91-131 was replaced by European standard EN 10244-2 (October 2001)
Match between standards NF A91-131 and NF EN 10244-2

Under NF A91-131
valid until 1999
Under NF EN10244-2
valid since 2000
CLASS A -> CLASS D
CLASS B -> CLASS C ou CLASS B
CLASS C -> CLASS A



STANDARDS FOR PLASTIC COATING

The quality of the coating determines product service life. For several years DIRICKX has undertaken to meet the applicable plastic coating standards

Standard NF EN 10245-2 relating to PVC coating sets the requirements with respect to weight and quality. Mesh roll fencing such as chainlink and boundary fencing complies with this standard.

Standard EN 13438 salso sets the requirements for polyester coating. This standard covers products such as AXOR® and AXIS® Design panels and AXIS®, AXOR® and UNIVERS posts.



NF EN 13241-1 GATE STANDARDS

All DIRICKX manual and motorised gates comply with European standard NF EN 13241-1 which has been in force since 1 June 2005.
The standard provides an umbrella platform which refers to 16 supporting standards, the keystone being standard NF EN 13241-1. It aims to improve end-user safety and achieve Europe-wide harmonisation of requirements with common standards as well as promote the free circulation of goods within the European Union.

The standard was issued by the European Standardisation Committee, and applies to manual and motorised doors, gates and barriers which are designed for installation in areas accessible to people and whose main purpose is to provide completely safe access to industrial and commercial premises or garages in residential areas for goods and vehicles accompanied or driven by people.

It does not apply to:

  • Manual gates with a surface area of < 6.25 m2 for use by people.
  • Motorised gates with a width of < 2.50m and a surface area of < 6.25 m2 mainly designed for pedestrians.
  • Barriers intended solely for vehicles.


The installer must protect access to the retraction area of the gate under standard NF EN 12635 by eliminating all risks of crushing, shearing and dragging. The fence must therefore be installed a safe distance away from the moving leaf. This safety distance accounts for exposed body parts as specified in standard NF EN 294.



ISO


ISO 9001 is part of the ISO 9000 series relating to quality management systems. It stipulates the organisational requirements for implementing a quality management system. As a list of requirements, it may be used as a basis for an organisation's certification of conformity. All our fences and manual and automatic gates, etc. are manufactured to ISO 9001 standard.