Welcome to Gate Safety Week – raising awareness of the dangers of poorly fitted or maintained powered gates.
Welcome to Gate Safety Week - raising awareness of the dangers of poorly fitted or maintained powered gates.

'Safe Gates Safe Lives!'  Our vital message for Gate Safety Week 2017:

Automated gates are becoming a more frequent part of the design of residential, commercial, public and multiple occupancy buildings. Unfortunately however, the industry has faced problems with poorly installed and maintained automated gates, leading to accidents in the last few years, and sadly fatalities. The DHF initiative, 'Gate Safety Week' is an all-year-round campaign, culminating in a week of intense activity each October.  Launched in 2014 and now in its fourth year, the objective of Gate Safety Week is to raise awareness of the proper installation and maintenance of automated gates and how to prevent accidents.  Each year, we are delighted that key organisations such as NSI, HSE, The British Safety Council and Gate Safe, back our initiative's on-going drive for best practice and higher standards across the industry.  The message for the 2017 campaign is clear: 'Safe Gates Save Lives'!  To find out more about how you can support Gate Safety Week, please click the box that applies to you (above) and help us spread the message.

Can your school be the 'face' of the 2017 Gate Safety Week campaign?

This year, the main focus of Gate Safety Week is to shine a spotlight on safe gates within the school environment.  Afterall, what could be more important than the safety of our children?  With automated gates now an increasingly popular choice for school and educational buildings, it is absolutely crucial that the strictest safety measures are upheld to protect our children, whilst in the care of others. Last month, we launched our ‘school competition’ and are currently seeking a UK school with which to partner.  The selected school will become the ‘face’ of the 2017 campaign, helping us to highlight the importance of gate safety within the school environment.  So, if your school has automated gates or is intending to have automated gates fitted on the premises, then yours could be the chosen ‘school’ for this year’s ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative! For further information about our schools competition and details on how to enter, please contact Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, Marketing Manager at DHF on 01827 52337, email patricia@dhfonline.org.uk or visit our schools page. DHF 183X126 Education advert
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