Gate Safe is a registered charity set up in 2010 to campaign for tighter guidelines and laws on gate safety and to raise trade and public awareness of the critical security issues associated with automated gates through training and education.
It was launched after two children were crushed by automatic gates in separate incidents to help prevent further injuries or fatalities in automated gate accidents.
Gate Safe is the first initiative to bring together all parties to improve automated gate safety, including manufacturers, suppliers, installers, trade organisations and the public.
Although legislation currently exists, in tandem with manufacturing and installation standards, there is no formal requirement to undertake any specialist training to become involved in the specification, supply or installation of automated gates.
Although anyone involved in the installation of an automatic gate, whether swing, sliding, bi-folding or a raising arm barrier, must comply with the Machinery Directive 2006 /42/EC, Gate Safe has drawn up its own guidelines on improving gate safety.
It has published a number of papers on improving gate safety, from risk assessment guidelines for both swing and sliding gates to the physical manufacture of gates and codes of conduct for their supply and installation.
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 the installation of automated gates.
Crown Securities (UK) Ltd is proud to support the organisation and to implement its guidelines and codes of practice. For more information visit the on Gate Safe website.