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Gate Safety Week

Gate Safe support Gate Safety Week

Gate Safety Week

By In News On October 10, 2014


Gate Safe, the charity founded to improve standards in automated gate safety, is backing the Door & Hardware Federation’s Powered Gate Group initiative ‘Gate Safety Week’ which will run 13th – 19th October 2014.

Gate Safe will be using the awareness week as an opportunity to roll out a social media campaign designed to target various industries associated with the installation of automated gates, as well as communicating to end users the importance of adhering to the appropriate safety protocol.

Richard Jackson, founder and Chairman of Gate Safe says “More than two thirds of all automated gates installed in the UK do not comply with latest legislation and could pose a serious safety risk. Even more worrying is the fact that unsafe installations are still being carried out by unqualified installers and gate companies who are quite willing to take dangerous short cuts in both gate manufacture and installation. We are backing Gate Safety Week to raise awareness of the dangers that powered gates pose, and to advise as many people as possible on how to choose safe gates or make their existing electric gates safe.”

Gate Safe, was founded in 2010 and launched its IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited Gate Safe Aware training programme in 2012. The charity continues to work alongside the Powered Gate Group in pursuit of a common shared goal. Gate Safe remains committed to focusing on building awareness amongst all professionals involved in the industry and the end user, while a prime objective of the Powered Gate Group is to provide a substantially enhanced level of training.

Gate Safe is supported by the Electrical Safety Council, Electrical Contractor’s Association, Safety Assessment Federation, RoSPA, School SafetyMARK, Secured by Design, Trade Skills 4 U (no1 provider of electrical qualifications), International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme).