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Gate Safe delivers IOSH approved specialist awareness training – in plain English - for installers and any trade associated with automated or manual gates / barrier installations. Recent court cases have highlighted the legal / moral accountability of ANY professional associated with an automated or manual gate / barrier in the event of an accident. Can you afford to take the risk?

Ensure you are equipped to assess whether an automated or manual gate is SAFE and take the Gate Safe training course, developed working together with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the world’s biggest professional health and safety member organisation.

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Improve your business with Gate Safe Accreditation
To reserve your place on one of our Gate Safe Accreditation training courses, complete the form below and we will get straight back to you. If a course is fully booked, we can keep you on a reserve list should there be a cancellation.


All courses are £250, discounted to £225 for ‘Early Bird’ bookers.

VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to all prices shown

Click any date for full details and booking link.

* If you select a course that is fully booked, we will assume you wish to be on a reserve list in case of cancellations

Training Benefits

  • 100 page A5 Training Manual provided for easy reference
  • Opportunity to market your business and generate leads via the independent Gate Safe website as an entry on the Gate Safe register
  • Access to the established Gate Safe logo
  • Access to the Gate Safe Installer’s members area – contains high quality downloadable documents to provide essential guidance on electric gate safety
  • Access to comprehensive technical training manual and regular training updates
  • Access to Gate Safe membership card to provide added customer reassurance
  • Access to Gate Safe advisory line / independent unbiased technical support
  • Access to Gate Safe MOT scheme
  • Provides clear evidence of your company’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and safety
  • Gate Safe training is widely recognised by the construction industry
  • Training is approved by IOSH, the world’s biggest professional health and safety membership organisation
  • Protect your business from the potential for costly litigation / considerable damage caused by loss of reputation
  • Provides evidence of your company’s proven knowledge of the automated gate sector / industry expertise
  • Potential to align your business with the charity that pioneered the whole automated gate safety initiative – and commended by the HSE for doing so
  • Scope for your business to benefit from the support of Gate Safe’s key industry opinion formers eg RoSPA, Electrical Contractors’ Association, SAFed etc
  • ECS Related Discipline white card available *

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* ECS Health and Safety assessment required along with proof of Gate Safe Aware training, please contact Gate Safe for full details.

The half-day course covers:


  • Scope and nature of legislation and standards relevant to automated gate safety
  • Implications of failure to install equipment to the required standard
  • Risk Assessment protocol
  • Styles and configurations of different gates and associated risks
  • Details of recommended safety features and correct installation guidance
  • Additional safety considerations
  • Importance of maintenance
  • Practical examples of good and bad practice

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What is a Premier Installer

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Gate Safe introduced Premier Installer membership specifically for larger installer companies, to ensure that Gate Safe best practice was instilled in a significant proportion of the installer work force.

A company which boasts Premier Installer membership is required to have invested in training a minimum of 80% of its employees who are actively involved in the supply / fitting of automated gates.

Premier Installers have an enhanced entry on our postcode map and A-Z search facilities.

Training Talk

Through our regular interaction with installers, we have the opportunity to tap into what is being said in the industry and installer customer experiences are frequently relayed to us.

Recently, we heard of an installer company that had appointed an in-house Automated Gate Expert. In the course of his work, the ‘Expert’ advised a number of customers that due to the unsafe nature of the installation, the automated gates were required to be taken out of service.

Whilst this was clearly the right course of action in terms of best practice, the initial impact on the company was that they lost 60% of their maintenance revenue, a substantial loss for any business. However, on the plus side, the sales of new safety equipment rose substantially, more than making up for the deficit relating to fees generated by maintenance works.

The moral of the story is therefore, don’t be afraid to stay true to your convictions. If a gate is unsafe, you have a duty of care to prevent it causing harm – or even potentially being responsible for a loss of life. Look at the bigger picture, a decrease in maintenance fees is easily recoverable through the linked uplift in sales of safety equipment.

By not taking the right course of action and thinking only in terms of financial gain, an installer could place themselves at risk of litigation. And, taking the appropriate course of action can sometimes result in increased sales!


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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