Perth Toddlers skull crushed by falling gate

Perth Toddlers skull crushed by falling gate

Toddler, two, whose skull was crushed when a metal gate snapped off its hinges and pinned her to the concrete suffers a stroke after undergoing lifesaving surgery

A two-year-old girl underwent lifesaving surgery for bleeding on the brain after her skull was crushed when a metal gate pinned her to the ground.

Sophie Brown's head was slammed into concrete when the heavy gate on her parents' Perth rental property came off its hinges, severely injuring her.

The toddler was rushed to Princess…

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Grenfell type tragedy - could faulty gate be to blame in the future?

Grenfell type tragedy - could faulty gate be to blame in the future?

Gate Safe was horrified to read that fire fighters were recently hindered from attending an emergency because of a faulty automatic gate system (The Mirror, 23rd June 2017). 

Just days after the horrific Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire crews attending a call out to a tower block in Manchester were forced to access the housing block by scrambling over a fence because the fire alarm panel had not opened the security gates – effectively locking them out. This was not the first time the fire brigade…

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Gate Safe talks to property professionals

Gate Safe talks to property professionals

Gate Safe, the established leading authority on automated gate safety, was invited to make a presentation to property managers and surveyors at an information gathering initiative run by the leading residential / commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, at the company’s headquarters in London.


Following a number of automated gate accidents in residential properties, Knight Frank is taking the issue of automated gate safety seriously, and delegates at the event demonstrated a strong…

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FaCT forges partnership with Gate Safe

FaCT forges partnership with Gate Safe

Gate Safe has joined forces with FaCT (Fencing and Construction Training) to raise awareness of the required safety protocol for anyone involved in installing automated and manual gates.

FaCT is one of the largest providers of training, advice and support to the fencing industry in the UK and will be working with Gate Safe to promote its IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited Gate Safe Aware training courses, which run every month throughout the country.

In addition to…

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Lincoln man killed by gate

Lincoln man killed by gate

An inquest has been opened into the death of a man who died after being crushed by a gate.

Simon Duncan, 49, died after he was crushed by a large wooden gate in Lincolnshire.

The horrific accident happened on Tillbridge Lane in Sturton by Stow on Thursday, March 9 at around 5pm.

The coroner and the Health and Safety Executive are investigating what caused the tragedy.

It's believed Mr Duncan, from Lincoln, was a tradesman working at a homeowners property at the time.

Two fire engines and…

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