DHF has announced the dates of this year’s ‘Gate Safety Week’ as 9th- 15th October. The campaign, a DHF initiative launched in 2014, is an on-going crusade aimed at creating awareness about the installation and maintenance of automated gates. Year-long activity culminates in a week of intense campaigning each October, with the initiative growing steadily over the past three years. The objective of ‘Gate Safety Week’ is to educate both the public and industry professionals on the dangers of unsafe gates, as well as how to spot a potentially dangerous gate and how to report it.
Show your support for ‘Gate Safety Week’:
With a little over six months to go before the climax of ‘Gate Safety Week’, DHF are seeking the support of a number of key organisations who can, once again, throw some influence behind the initiative. In 2016, we were delighted to welcome messages of support from industry heavyweights such as HSE, NHBC, BSIF, ROSPA and The British Safety Council, who have continually backed our on-going drive for best practice and higher standards across the industry. If you would like to join them in adding your message of support, please call 01827 52337, or visit the website for further information: http://gatesafetyweek.org.uk/be-a-gate-safety-week-supporter/
This year’s focus: keeping our children safe:
The main objective of the 2017 ‘Gate Safety Week’ campaign is to shine a spotlight on safe gates within the school environment. 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. As DHF Chief Executive, Bob Perry, states:
“There is still a lot of work to do to improve gate safety. Promoting the ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative to the education sector is just the beginning. We want to educate the educators, who will then educate the populace.”
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 email@example.com or visit http://gatesafetyweek.org.uk/school-competition/