Gate Safe urges gate checks in wake of Storm Doris

As the UK recovers from the worst storm of winter and the devastation caused on ‘Doris Day’, Gate Safe is urging anyone owning automatic or manual gates to check the device for damage inflicted during the recent adverse weather conditions, which could contribute to a potentially lethal accident. Read More...

How safe is your child's school gate?

HOW SAFE IS YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL GATE?

We send our children to school in the belief that they will be entering a safe and secure environment. Read More...

Investing in an automatic gate for 2017?

INVESTING IN AN AUTOMATED GATE IN 2017?
Don’t introduce a potential killer into the garden … Read More...

Keep Santa Safe

KEEP SANTA SAFE!

The festive season is upon us and no doubt preparations are underway to welcome the big bearded man in the red suit into your home this weekend. Read More...

Plain English v Technical Jargon

PLAIN ENGLISH V TECHNICAL JARGON, WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Since the two tragic automated gate deaths of 2010, there is an enhanced awareness of the dangers associated with an unsafe gate and indeed, an improved appetite to understand what steps need to be taken to establish a safe and compliant installation. Read More...

Manual gate risks for children

GATE SAFE WARNS OF RISKS OF MANUAL GATES FOR CHILDREN

A young child left with life-long scarring to his head following an accident this week involving a manual gate with a spring-loaded closing mechanism* represents a sobering reminder of the urgent need to regularly risk assess all gates, especially those in a setting likely to attract young children. Read More...

Photocells and safe gates

There is a lot of talk about photocells - magic eyes - not being a suitable safety device for automatic gates and, although I would agree that they are not a panacea, fitted correctly they do achieve, in my opinion, a cost effective way of stopping the gate coming into contact with a pedestrian. Read More...

Getting the basics right

Regardless of what your viewpoint is in relation to the acknowledged ‘safety’ features for an automatic gate, Read More...

Gate Safety - Can you afford to take the risk

Since 2006 there have been 25 significant accidents / fatalities recorded involving large (generally) automated gates. These fall into two categories, the accident or worse either occurred because the automatic gate had not been installed with the relevant safety features, or, as a result of a mechanical failure, usually involving the gate actually falling on top of the victim. Read More...

Gate Safety - a year round concern

This week marks Gate Safety week, but while Gate Safe welcomes any campaign that raises awareness of the importance of taking the appropriate steps to achieve a safe and legally compliant gate and avoid any further accidents – or worse, statistics confirm that gate safety should be viewed as a year round concern. Read More...