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Gate Safe 10 years on - our timeline


Original pioneers of automated gate safety promotion: hosted the Gate Safe Summit 23 September 2010; delivery of a petition to Downing Street October 2010


Hosted the first Gate Safe Steering group meeting; ‘commended by the HSE for pioneering approach to improving standards in automated gate safety’


Launch of first dedicated automated gate training course in 2012, which remains the only course with external accreditation (from IOSH). Founding of The Gate Safe register which provides a resource to locate Gate Safe Aware trained installers nationwide


Gate Safe launched the first independent site survey service


Gate Safe joins forces with the Joint Industry Board, which administers the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to launch a dedicated Gate Safe Aware ECS card


Gate Safe posted an online petition, requesting consideration is given to the introduction of planning permission consent for any new automated gate installation


Roll out of a series of sector specific guides, ‘in plain English’ to provide guidance on how to understand what is required to make a safe automated gate


Launch of the innovative Safe Gate Planner – an interactive tool to help specify a safe automated gate installation


Gate Safe launches the Gate Safe MOT, an easily identifiable visual prompt to advise gate users that the device in use has been through the requisite safety checks or is due a service / maintenance visit


Initial prototype of The Hub, a bespoke Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system designed to help businesses involved in automated gate installations work more efficiently to deliver a safe and compliant device (both at installation and during routine maintenance visits)

MARCH 2017

National Gate Safe register hits 1,000

JULY 2017

Gate Safe returns to Westminster to meet with key opinion formers to discuss future plans to improve the safety of automated gates and barriers


Gate Safe launches regular Safe Gates feature in international trade title The Fencing Observer (FOBS) targeting gate installers, gate manufacturers, landscapers, architects, city planners and associated suppliers. Published in English, Dutch, German, French, Italian and Polish

JULY 2019

Gate Safe launches Distance Learning training, alongside the existing face-to-face and in-house training offering

MARCH 2020

Gate Safe register reaches 2,000 and over 100 independent surveys completed

JULY 2020
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Semelia & Karolina

This month marks 10 years since the tragic deaths of Semelia Campbell and Karolina Golabek, who lost their lives in two separate accidents, both caused by an unsafe automated gate.

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Gate Safe

Established since 2010, Gate Safe was the pioneering force to first address the issue of automated gate safety.

Today, Gate Safe enjoys the support of a number of high profile industry / health & safety organisations and continues to offer independent approved training, share best practice, and deliver practical jargon-free guidance to improve the safety of automated gates and barriers.

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“The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) supports the work which Gate Safe began in 2010 to improve the safety of automated and manual gates and barriers in the UK. We commend the Charity’s commitment to providing clear, practical and easy to understand information on what constitutes a safe and legally compliant gate.” Philip White, Head of Operational Strategy, HSE

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Supporters & Testimonials

Gate Safe is well regarded within the industry and enjoys active support from a large number of organisations representing various trade sectors, as well as from health and safety professionals. Gate Safe has been highly commended by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the national government agency which acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

Gate Safe
Beverlea, Clavertye,
Elham, Canterbury
Kent. CT4 6YE

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Working together with Gate Safe

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

Gate Safe and the Gate Safe logo are registered trade marks of GSSC Ltd.

The guidance and recommendations on this website represent our interpretation of advice based on information from HSE, British Standards and relevant UK legislation. It is not a definitive statement and should be used in conjunction with your own risk assessment of the specific site prior to undertaking any works. GSSC Ltd take no responsibility for any works carried out by the Gate Safe Aware Installers or for any installations carried out using the information and advice given on this website. All content, trade marks, downloads and images are copyright Gate Safe GSSC Ltd

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