New British Standard for automated gates

A new standard has been introduced for new or retro-fitted doors in public spaces, which has some relevance to automated gates. BS 8613:2017 provides guidance on the best finger protection devices for doors but there are aspects of this standard which should definitely be applied when considering the potential risk of trapping fingers in automated and manual gates. Read More...

Pressure Edges: The standard in plain English

The main thrust of the Gate Safe campaign has always been to deliver guidance and training in practical terms which is easy to comprehend - rather than in a technical language littered with jargon - to help improve the safety of automated gates… Read More...

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...

Electricians at risk

As a professional electrician, being asked to simply wire up an automation kit for a manual gate sounds like a reasonable enough request and is probably a task that most electricians would consider to be a relatively straightforward job. But few realise the potential dramatic consequences for undertaking this seemingly uncomplicated task. Read More...

Selling or buying a property with an automated gate?

Spring is around the corner signalling the arrival of one of the most popular times of year to market or buy a property. But whilst time might be spent boosting the house’s ‘kerb appeal’ and promoting its ‘spacious living accommodation’ or ‘generous garden’ to achieve a sale; causing potential buyers to wax lyrical about finding their dream home, all parties may be forgetting a serious safety issue that exists when buying or selling a property Read More...

Potential killer in the garden

Investing in an automated gate? Don’t introduce a potential killer into the garden…
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Unsafe gates - landlords & agents beware

Landlords and letting agents are only too aware of the safety requirements concerning any gas installation in a property. But what about their responsibilities in relation to an automated gate? Sadly, the same appreciation of the potential hazards associated with an automated gate simply does not exist … Read More...

The real cost of training

For the majority of us, embarking on a training course represents a significant investment, both in terms of time and monetary outlay. To justify this cost, the business should first question what the objectives are for attending the course. Read More...

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...