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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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Book your training now:


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 in mind should there be a cancellation.

PRICES 2018/19

All courses are £215, discounted to £195 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. You can also click the ‘Book Training’ tab to reserve your place.

If you ‘book’ a course with no available spaces we will assume you wish to be contacted regarding any late 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
  • Discounted membership to Checkatrade
  • 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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“GSSC Ltd deliver gate safety training at Hampshire County Council. Following one of the first ever recorded fatal automated gate accidents in 2006 and a number of more recent incidents in the UK, one of Hampshire County Council’s Facilities Managers undertook a Gate Safe Aware training course. The course covered the significant safety risks that an automated gate could pose if it was neither installed nor maintained in line with the correct protocol.

The information from the course was used to raise awareness and promote best practice amongst the 350 strong Property Services department and in addition GSSC Ltd delivered a bespoke in-house training session for a team of 10 designers, engineers and facility managers at the council’s offices”.

Terry Marshall, Facilities Maintenance Contract Manager, Hampshire County Council

“Excellent rating for everything. Would recommend to others”

“Good delivery. Would recommend to others”

“Went on course to clarify legislation and the installers liability. Excellent. Would recommend”

“We’ve been installing gates for some time and wanted to check that this is being done correctly in line with modern regulations. Excellent rating for everything, would recommend to others”

“Wanted an awareness about safe installations and industry requirements. Excellent. Would recommend”

“The course was very informative and I learned a lot”

“We want to do the job correctly and safety is at the forefront of everything that we do. Enjoyed the discussions and access to trainer’s knowledge”

“The course was presented in plain English and was educational”

“We wanted to demonstrate our commitment to gate safety to our customers. Enjoyed the level of interaction and the practical nature of the course”

“We wanted to ensure compliance during the specification process and to be seen to adopt best practice. The course helped us identify some grey areas”

“I wanted to provide myself – and the company – with a better understanding of gate safety, to enable us to supply the customer with a safe end product”

“There were conversations on real life gates and problems that we can all relate to. The training focused on identifying the safe way around automated gate problems”

“The course tutor demonstrated vast experience of the automated gate industry”

“Enjoyed the practical explanations, course was excellent and just at the correct level to meet my requirements”


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.

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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