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Making Gates Safe

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Gate Safe is a registered charity, founded specifically to improve the standard of safety for the installation and maintenance of automated gates and barriers in a variety of applications, including housing developments, schools, commercial premises and of course, residential settings.

The charity, established in 2010, actively promotes awareness of the protocol required to deliver a safe automated gate or barrier, delivers IOSH approved Gate Safe training, and runs the Gate Safe Register of Approved Gate Safe installers.

Please explore our website to read about our story, book training, find an installer, access information and advice on automated gate safety and much more …


Have you checked out our Members area? Installers who have taken the Gate Safe training and whose membership is up to date can use this information hub to access and download useful documents to support their business.

The Health & Safety
Executive support

“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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Gate Safe is widely acknowledged as the leading expert on best practice to ensure the safety of automated gates and barriers.

Gate Safe is a registered charity whose overriding priority is to prevent any further accidents – including fatalities – caused by unsafe automated, and manual, gates or barriers.

Its main focus is:

  1. To raise awareness amongst a variety of target audiences of the important protocols that must be observed to deliver a safe and legally compliant installation – including recognizing the importance of Gate Safety by Design
  2. To deliver specialist, independently approved training to equip installers with the required knowledge to understand the steps that need to be taken to ensure a safe gate or barrier
  3. To create a register of Gate Safe installers who have undergone the requisite training which demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest standard of safety
  4. To provide unbiased, independent and impartial assessments (via survey activity) of any automated gate or barrier
  5. To provide access to specialist technical support regarding automated – and manual – gate & barrier safety
Gate Safe does not exist to enter into legal or contractual disputes, and has no powers of enforcement. Such activity must be handled by the individuals concerned; Gate Safe can only offer its professional viewpoint in relation to the safety considerations regarding an installation.

News & Updates

We regularly report on news affecting the industry and provide blogs offering practical advice to those involved in the automated – and manual – gate / barrier sector. In addition, we upload video content which we hope will be of interest to the wide range of audiences in the automated gate supply chain.

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 safety key opinion leader bodies. 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.

© 2010- Gate Safe 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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