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Setting the Standard for
Gate Automation

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 2014

Our up and coming training dates are:

30th October - Sussex

25th November - Leeds

27th November - Sussex

15th December - Sussex

16th December - Gloucester
Address:
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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