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One Man Operational (OMO) Flood Gates

In riverside and coastal locations, One Man Operational (OMO) Flood Gates are a particularly effective solution. Ease of installation, ease of maintenance and ease of operation mean we regularly recommend them as part of our flood protection solutions.

OMO Steel Floodgate

OMO Flood Gate installed in Huddersfield

At a glance


Efficient Operation

Single person operation


Coastal and Inland

Suitable for coastal and inland environments


Low Maintenance

Easy to install and low ongoing maintenance


Abrasion Resistant

High strength, lightweight steel finished in abrasion resistant paint. Stainless Steel available. 


High Strength

High strength steel support structure with anti-rust finish


Hinged System

Swing hinge system featuring high strength lubricated hinges, bolts & fixings


Protective Channels

Unique high quality seals retained in protective channels

The One Man Operational (OMO) Flood Gate is a horizontally swinging steel flood gate. The gate is controlled manually, with an option for hydraulic or electronic control.

There are none of the high on-going expenses associated with other manually operated systems; the gate only requires service and visual checks once installed.


  • Comes in standard sizes, but option for bespoke design is available
  • Has a unique engineered latch which is designed to lock the gate in seconds
  • No high on-going expenses; only requires service and visual checks once installed
  • Life span in excess of 25 years
  • Designed accordingly to steel structures EN1993
  • British design and manufactured in UK
  • Cast in or retro-fit solution. For retro fit, specialist anchors & resins are used
  • Once installed the gate closes within minutes to form a robust seal
  • Range of paint options are available in RAL colours, with the option to powder coat or wet spray
  • The gate can be manufactured in stainless steel (316) or mild steel (S275JR)
  • UKFB have an experienced civils installation team with over 30 years’ experience on hand to advise on any requirements
  • Suitable for use in both industrial and residential settings, and in river or coastal terrain



  • Single OMO Flood Gates can be made up to 4m wide x 3m high
  • Double OMO Flood Gates can be made up to 8m wide x 3m high
  • Other sizes can be reviewed by a UKFB Structural Engineer. For bespoke design and manufacture contact us.

Latch / Lock

  • Long handles designed for easier closing and locking
  • Padlocks can be added to secure the gate


  •  EDPM, semi open cell bespoke seals



  • Anti-theft hinge plates
  • Adjustable hinges
  • Specialist bushes and bearings for easy maintenance
  • Hinge dampers can be added
OMO Steel Floodgate

OMO Flood Gate installed at Burton Sub Station


Get in touch to discuss the OMO Flood Gate with our expert team - call on 01905 773 282 or complete an online enquiry.


OMO Flood Gate - patent pending.

iso 14001

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 9001

ISO 9001:2008

bsi kitemark

Kitemark Certified Survey & Installation

chas accredited

Chas Accredited

Guarantee Protection through GGFI

Guarantee Protection through GGFI


UK Register of
Pre-qualified construction services

UK Flood Partnership
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