What is ‘Gate Safety Week’?
Gate Safety Week is a dhf (Door and Hardware Federation) initiative; launched with the dhf’s Automated Gate Group to create awareness around the installation and maintenance of automated gates, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
The HSE website is a good source of information for electric gate health and safety standards. They cover topics that include 'Main Safety Requirements', information for gate installers, what to do if you think a gate is unsafe and where to get further information. Click here to visit the HSE website.
Gate Safety Week has been set up by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Powered Gate Group to create awareness around the installation and maintenance of powered gates drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
The campaign is aimed to educate and inform both professional installers, industry contacts and the general public on the dangers centred around poorly installed and maintained powered gates, in addition to how to report an unsafe gate and what to look for.
Gate installers, designers and maintanance providers are being asked to consider recent safety advice issued by HSE's director of Field Operations.
The safety alert asks installers to fit extra safeguards in addition to limiting the closing forces of electric gates.
These are the things your installer needs to do if they are installing or modifying electrically powered gates at your property.