Green Gate Access Systems have been appointed by Estuary Housing Association to manage the safety and maintenance of their automated gates. The not-for-profit organisation provides affordable housing and services to residents across the South East of England and currently owns and manages more than 4000 properties. At the forefront of gate safety, Estuary Housing Association has made gate safety and maintenance a priority.
Following a number of well documented accidents relating to automated gates over the past few years, landlords and managing agents must now ensure that gates, barriers and doors meet with the essential health and safety requirements and supply of machinery safety regulations, with all gates declared safe, well-maintained and force-tested, with an up to date technical file and declaration of CE conformity.
“When the safety of residents, families and children is at stake, often gates play a massive part in ensuring premises are secure. What a terrible irony therefore, that in the region of two thirds of all automated gates in the UK, pose a massive risk to the people they are there to protect.” said Neil Sampson, Managing Director of Green Gate Access Systems.
“As a DHF safety assured company, all our service engineers have passed their safety training and are fully qualified in risk assessing gates for all of our clients. At Estuary Housing Association, all gates at their sites are safe, force tested and they can rest assured that they are going to be quarterly serviced and managed for breakdowns and repairs.”
“We appointed Green Gate Access Systems in June of this year, to undertake the risk assessments, repairs and service for our automated gates.” said Andrew Holley of Estuary Housing Association. “The biggest issue with automated doors and gates – as we know – is that a few years ago, people got hurt by them. We are very keen that the safety systems work as well as they possibly can and Neil and the Green Gate team are on board to ensure this is so. We are extremely happy with the service they have provided so far and look forward to a long and lasting relationship with Green Gate Access Systems.”
– Gate safety at Estuary Housing Association
– Neil Sampson
Notes to Editors:
Neil Sampson is the founder and Managing Director of Solar Gates UK Ltd, the Green Gate brand who provide solar and mains powered gates, barriers and access control systems throughout the UK. Established in 2006, Neil, together with his wife, Hannah Sampson, have grown and developed the company into one of the most successful and respected firms within the industry, currently employing 12 staff, many of who are locally based.
Since its inception, the company has grown 25% year on year and now works with a range of clients across both the domestic and commercial sector, such as architects, schools and local authorities, in addition to becoming the UK importer for the O&O range of automation. In 2009, the company moved to its first commercial premises and in 2012, opened a showroom and training facility in Maidstone, Kent.
In June 2014, Neil was selected as Chairman of the ‘Powered Gate Group’, part of the Door and Hardware Federation. The group was formed in response to requests from the Health & Safety Executive for an industry-wide trade body to develop higher standards of safety for automated gates. The initiative followed a number of tragic accidents involving powered gates.
Green Gate Access Systems is an active supporter of several charities, including Soteria Trust, which runs a business school for under privileged youngsters in Nigeria, equipping them with UK recognised qualifications in business studies and accountancy; Redeeming our Communities, a UK based initiative to improve community cohesion; and the Princess Project, which assists young single mothers in the Maidstone area.
For further information on Green Gate Access Systems please visit www.greengateaccess.co.uk or call 08456 800269.
Jo Spencer – 07887 868269; firstname.lastname@example.org