If you are concerned about the safety of any automated gates – whether in a residential or commercial setting – you can ask for an independent audit to be undertaken by Gate Safe.

Why ask Gate Safe?

  • As a charity, Gate Safe is 100% independent, with no commercial interest in ‘selling’ automated gates / gate safety products
  • Gate Safe has been campaigning for automated gate safety since September 2010 and was commended by the HSE for its pioneering approach to improving standards
  • Gate Safe led the field with the roll out of the first automated gate safety training scheme which is accredited by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation)
  • Gate Safe is officially supported by a growing list of highly reputable industry / safety organisations including RoSPA, Secured by Design, Electrical Contractors’ Association and
  • Electrical Safety First
The price for an audit is dependent on location.
to request a site audit or call 01233 750 620
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Setting the Standard for
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About Gate Safe

Campaigning to improve the safety of all automated gates
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Gate Safe - the background

Gate Safe was set up in 2010, in the wake of the tragic deaths of two children crushed by automated gates, following two separate accidents. Ultimately, Gate Safe was established to call for tighter guidelines and legislation pertaining to gate safety in a bid to prevent any further loss of life and to deliver an enhanced awareness of the critical safety issues associated with automated gates via training and education.

Why is Gate Safe needed?

Simply, to stop any further injuries / fatalities occurring as a result of automated gate accidents. Although legislation exists along with various standards providing guidance on the manufacture and installation of electric gates, the interpretation / awareness of this information can lead to confusion. It is also clear that under current guidelines, there is no formal requirement to undertake any specialist training prior to becoming involved in the specification, supply or installation of automated gates and that the sale of such items is not limited to a list of professional registered organisations. Gate Safe would also like to see tighter controls in relation to the maintenance of gates which were installed prior to the current guidelines / legislation.

Who does this affect?

Gate Safe is the first initiative that aims to bring together ALL parties affected by automated gate safety, this includes:
  • Suppliers of gate automation equipment
  • Suppliers of access control equipment
  • Gate manufacturers
  • Gate installers including electrical specialists
  • Architects
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Insurers / surveyors
  • Construction companies
  • Trade organisations / safety organisations
  • Commercial property owners including schools
  • Residential property owners
  • The general public

The team

Richard Jackson – Gate Safe Founder and Chairman. Richard has spent over 40 years in the fencing / gate industry and is the former CEO of Jacksons Fencing and a renowned industry spokesperson on physical security issues.

Tammy Jackson – Tammy is a Director of Gate Safe and is heavily involved in co-coordinating the Gate Safe training initiative and dealing with any Gate Safe enquiries, from both installers and professionals associated with automated gates, and from members of the general public.

John Lacey – John is the former president of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) who has worked in the field of construction health and safety risk management for over 35 years. John has been a champion and avid supporter of Gate Safe since the first Gate Safe Summit. As a highly experienced IOSH accredited trainer, John delivers Gate Safe Aware training courses.

Carla Wessel – Carla has been involved in Gate Safe since its inception and is responsible for raising awareness of Gate Safe by working with key media and encouraging support from influential opinion former bodies.

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Installer Training Dates 2015

Our up and coming training dates are:

10th February: postponed to 26th March - see below

26th February: Crawley

19th March: Crawley

26th March: Newmarket

10th April: Crawley

14th April: Birmingham

26th May: Nottingham

9th June:
North Leeds

7th July: Oxford

11th August: Bristol

1st September: Warrington

6th October: Northampton

10th November: Lincoln

8th December: Taunton / Exeter
Gate Safe
Beverlea, Clavertye,
Elham, Canterbury
Kent. CT4 6YE

Gate Safe is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1149261)

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