- Yes! We have tested the gate at impact loads over 400 lbs. and static loads of about 500 lbs. We are confident that the Intrepid Safety Gate is quite strong. However, it is still a cantilevered beam, and it can deflect.
- When installed correctly, the block stops the gate after only a short deflection (about 1″). Because this gives a positive and secure stop, it surely will provide a considerable “degree of confidence” to someone who is up on a platform 60 feet or so in the air.
5. Do I need to install the block?