Have you ‘committed’ to this year’s Gate Safety Week yet? There are plenty of ways in which you can become involved and show your support; these are highlighted on our dedicated ‘Gate Safety Week’ website: www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk
What is ‘Gate Safety Week’?
Gate Safety Week is a dhf (Door and Hardware Federation) initiative; launched with the dhf’s Automated Gate Group to create awareness around the installation and maintenance of automated gates, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
Launched in 2014 and now in its fourth year, the campaign’s objective is to educate and inform professional installers, industry contacts and the general public on the dangers of poorly installed and maintained automated gates, in addition to how to report an unsafe gate and what to look for.
Key messages of our campaign:
– Our message for 2017 is very clear: ‘Safe Gates Save Lives!’ Help us by spreading the word on your website and social media platforms.
In addition, we want:
-To encourage a user/owner to ask a specialist to check the operation and condition of their automated gates and report those that aren’t satisfactory.
-To provide a neutral platform for organisations with common interests in the automated gates industry.
-To engage and educate specifiers, merchants, installers, inspectors, surveyors and users in the correct specification, supply, installation and operation of automated gates.
-To ensure that installers and maintenance companies are aware that the safety of automated gates is required by law.
-To highlight the liability and responsibilities that apply to automated gate installers.-To raise the importance of CE marking and what the dhf’s coveted ‘Safety Assured Mark’ means.
For further information about Gate Safety Week, or to lend support please visit www.gatesafetyweek.org. FB: https://www.facebook.com/doorandhardwarefederation/ TW: @gatesafetyweek