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Setting the Standard for
Gate Automation

Educate: Gate Installers

the national campaign which aims to ensure automatic gates are SAFE.
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Anyone involved in the installation of an automated gate (whether swing, sliding, bi folding or a rising arm barrier) must comply with the Machinery Directive 2006 /42/EC. In order to achieve compliance the gate should have undergone a full risk assessment. The complex British Standards are used as a means to identify the various potential risks posed by an automated gate.

A fully automatic gate should feature a minimum of two types of safety device:

  • photocells
  • pressure edges
  • protection via the limitation of the forces that are used to operate the gate
Gate Safe advises that photocells and pressure edges should be installed on every gate or barrier.

In addition to using the British Standards to guide the Risk Assessment process, Gate Safe provides further additional general recommendations to encourage best practice in relation to the installation of automated gates. This includes guidance on the requirements to ensure the overall mechanical stability of the installation.
Read more Gate Safe guidance here
Risk Assessment for Automated gates
Physical guidelines for automated gates
Existing vs new compliance comparison
Hazards Associated with automated gates
Read the current HSE guidance here
Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates 1
Risks to pedestrians from crushing zones on electrically powered gates 2
New safety advice issued

Gate Safe Aware installer training

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In addition to the clear personal distress caused by such an automated gate accident, failure to adhere to the correct protocol for automated gates and / or adopt the required safety measures can prove disastrous, from a legal, financial and ultimately moral perspective.

Make sure you are equipped to assess whether an automated gate is SAFE and take the Gate Safe Aware Training course, developed working together with IOSH (The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health).

The training is also essential to any professional associated with the automated gate industry wishing to improve their understanding of the critical safety issues associated with this type of installation.

Course details

Installers attending the course receive:

  • Personalised Gate Safe aware logo
  • Company added to the Gate Safe Aware Installers map
  • Gate Safe ID card
  • Checkatrade discount
  • Telephone support
  • IOSH Certificate
  • Gate Safe Aware technical hand book and regular updates
  • Access to the Gate Safe Aware Installers members area – contains high quality downloadable documents to provide essential guidance on electric gate safety

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

The Gate Safe Aware Installer course lasts four hours and costs £195.00 + VAT per delegate. Book early and get a significant 'Earlybird' discount - see below

Course dates

DATE VENUE STANDARD FEE
15th January 2015 Trade Skills 4U
Mitre Court
Fleming Way
Crawley, Sussex
RH10 9GT
TBC TBC
10th February 2015 Best Western Heath Court Hotel
Moulton Road
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8DY
TBC TBC
26th February 2015 Trade Skills 4U
Mitre Court
Fleming Way
Crawley, Sussex
RH10 9GT
TBC
TBC
w/c 14/3/2015 Belfast
(15 delegates minimum required)
TBC TBC
19th March 2015 Trade Skills 4U
Mitre Court
Fleming Way
Crawley, Sussex
RH10 9GT
TBC TBC
April Birmingham Venue TBC TBC TBC
10th April 2015 Trade Skills 4U
Mitre Court
Fleming Way
Crawley, Sussex
RH10 9GT
TBC TBC
Address:
Gate Safe
Beverlea, Clavertye,
Elham, Canterbury
Kent. CT4 6YE

Gate Safe is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1149261)

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Working together with Gate Safe