It is against the Law to install a power operated garage door in the UK without complying with The Machinery Directive - you can download an information sheet on the requirements here.
To comply with the Machinery Directive both the door and the operator used in the Installation must have a declaration of Incorporation from the manufacturer.
On completion of the installation the Installer must provide a Declaration of conformity and apply a CE mark giving details of the installation to the door / operator combination, which is now classed as a machine.
- The Installer must issue to the customer a Declaration of Conformity on the completion of the installation.
- The Installer must hold copies of both the Declarations of Incorporation and the Declaration of Conformity on a technical file for inspection by the relevant authorities.
- If any of the above requirements are not fulfilled the Installation is illegal.