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.
The Gate Safe Aware Distance learning course provides a unique opportunity to participate in a fully interactive training session led by Gate Safe’s Technical and Training Advisor - Rob Williams - dispensing with the need for unnecessary travel and therefore making best use of your time.
Due to the success of this training since its launch in March 2020 and the clear advantages to delegates who are now trained in significantly smaller groups compared with the original face-to-face training, most Gate Safe courses have now moved to an online format. The training has been extended to reflect the same content as the original Gate Safe Aware course, and delegates who take the course will be eligible for all Gate Safe Aware training benefits and an IOSH certificate.
Maximum group size: 3
Duration: 3-4 hours depending on the level of interaction and including a comfort break
Cost: £225 +VAT per delegate
The course is designed to help installers - and others associated with automated gates and barriers – to improve their understanding of automated gate safety. It provides the opportunity to engage in specialist interactive training, working directly with a highly experienced tutor, in a more time convenient format. Similarly, the distance learning is available to those living overseas, dispensing with the need to travel to the UK to attend a course.
All delegates who take the Gate Safe Aware Distance Learning course will be invited to attend a Gate Safe Safety event which will provide an opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge and meet with like-minded individuals who share the same commitment to upholding the highest standards of automated gate safety. These events will be free to Gate Safe Aware Installers and will be held at various locations across the UK. Conferences will not run until 2021.
"The training was good, and I found the fact that it was delivered on a 1-1 basis particularly helpful. This made it easy to ask questions as and when they cropped up and if any technical terminology was used that I wasn’t familiar with, it could be explained straight away, something that is not so easy to achieve in a classroom setting.
Now I know what safety issues I should be looking out for on an automated gate or barrier, I’d definitely recommend to anyone involved in installing / maintaining gates and also sales staff associated with this industry. As a practicing electrician, this provided a good foundation knowledge for me to work from."
Lee Straney, Straney Trix Group
"The Distance learning training was very informative, and I feel that I gained a lot from taking part in it. The trainer, Rob Williams, explained everything to me in an easy to understand manner and he had a nice, friendly approach.
The training pack was sent out to me in advance so I could prepare ahead of the actual training date. Rob then went through all of the information with me before I was asked to take the test, answering all of my questions along the way"
Russell Phillpotts, Pepmore Ltd
"At SAS Projects, we are committed to always delivering a superior service – and that means adhering to the highest standards of safety and best practice. The Gate Safe Aware Distance learning provided an ideal opportunity to improve my knowledge and understanding of this specialist sector.
I liked the fact that the training was actually more like a one-to-one session with your own tutor. Unlike some distance learning experiences, this felt very real and it was great to talk and interact with a real person!
The training was very professional and has given me more confidence when it comes to installing and maintaining gates. And if I ever do have any queries, I now have peace of mind that I can access the Gate Safe technical helpline for specialist guidance and advice."
Owen John, SAS Projects
Available dates are shown below. Click the booking button to reserve your place.
Wed 7th April - Fully Booked
Thurs 8th April - 9.30am
Fri 9th April - Fully Booked
Mon 12th April - Fully Booked
Tues 13th Apri - Fully Booked
Weds 14th April - 1.30pm
Thurs 15th Apri - Fully Booked
Fri 16th Apri - 1.30pm
Mon 19th April - Fully Booked
Tues 20th April - Fully Booked
Weds 21st April - Fully Booked
Thurs 22nd April - 9.30am
Fri 23rd April - Fully Booked
Mon 26th April - Fully Booked
Tues 27th April - 1.30pm
Weds 28th April - 1.30pm
Thurs 29th April - Fully Booked
Fri 30th April - Fully Booked
Tues 4th May – 1.30pm
Weds 5th May – 1.30pm
Thurs 6th May – 9.30am
Fri 7th May – 1.30pm
Mon 10th May – 1.30pm
Tues 11th May – 1.30pm
Weds 12th May – 1.30pm
Thurs 13th May – 9.30am
Fri 14th May – 1.30pm
Mon 17th May – 1.30pm
Tues 18th May – 1.30pm
Weds 19th May – 1.30pm
Thurs 20th May – 9.30am
Fri 21st May – 1.30pm
Mon 24th May – 1.30pm
Tues 25th May – 1.30pm
Weds 26th May – 1.30pm
Thurs 27th May – 9.30am
Fri 28th May – 1.30pm
* ECS Health and Safety assessment required along with proof of Gate Safe Aware training.
Please contact Gate Safe for full details.
Although every effort is made to give the same information there can be times when it is useful to look at a sketch or a picture on a phone to clarify a question, which is not so easy with e-learning. In addition the interaction between the engineers before and during the training is more limited
To take part in the training you will need:
No, the screen would be too small, a laptop or large tablet would be the optimum size.
The expected duration is 3-4 hours but the training will run for as long as it takes/is needed.
If we have a scheduled event and only one person books, it may be possible that the training still runs but on a one-to-one basis, in which case, that person is very lucky! However, if one-to-one training is a specific requirement, this may be subject to a small supplement
If one-to-one training is a requirement there may be a small supplement.
We always spend time going over the areas that need clarification to ensure the level of understanding is what is required. It should be noted this has never happened yet.
The listing on the register will be removed along with access to the members area. The logo sent to you post successful completion of the distance learning training is issued with an expiry date, so it would be beneficial to attend the face-to-face event to maintain membership - and its associated benefits.
The requirement for the face-to-face will be deferred for a further six months.
This is not really possible; you would need to seek IT support independently from Gate Safe. If we cannot run the training due to technical problems on the delegate’s computer, Gate Safe would defer to another event free of charge - as long as it was not a one-to-one bespoke event. Any other delays would be chargeable.
Yes, along with other specialist gates such as bi-folding gates.
The face-to-face training is IOSH approved, an IOSH certificate would be issued after this has been completed.
The training will be useful to anyone that has involvement with automatic gates and barriers, installers, maintenance operatives as well as property managers and architects.
We are not familiar with the DHF offering but typically the Gate Safe training is in plain English with a focus on a practical approach rather than working from a selection of standards. Our online training is a hosted, fully interactive event - rather than a recorded webinar.
Our understanding is that undertaking this training would be construed as continuous professional development.
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.
All face-to-face Gate Safe training is currently on hold pending the lifting of current social distancing restrictions.
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