It’s never too early!
Having just announced the dates of this year’s ‘Gate Safety Week’ as 9th – 15th October, the industry is bustling with news of the campaign! Of course, activity for the ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative is a year-round affair, with intense action and interest building in our final week when the industry comes together to highlight the dangers of unsafe automated gates. Key to the success of our campaign is your support, and that can be given in a number of ways:
– Start the conversation! Let’s get our social media platforms buzzing with news and information about ‘Gate Safety Week’. You can help by spreading the word on your social media platforms. And if you haven’t connected with us yet, you can find us on twitter @gatesafetyweek and Facebook @doorandhardwarefederation.
– Logon and join the debate! Our dedicated website: www.gatesafetyweek.co.uk tells you everythink you need to know about the DHF initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’; we post regular blogs and news updates, in addition to key information about the campaign and how you can get involved. Our members can also download sample press releases and letters to their MP’s to really get the campaign out to a wider audience.
– Put pen to paper! Receiving a few lines of support from influenctial organsiations has really put ‘Gate Safety Week’ on the map! Each year, key supporters such as HSE and the British Safety Council get behind the campaign and send us a message of support for our website. Why not do the same? If you’re seekin inspiration, look no further than our supporters page on the ‘Gate Safety Week’ website: http://gatesafetyweek.org.uk/be-a-gate-safety-week-supporter/ You can email your messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 015397 36057.
Good reasons to ‘Get Involved’!
The statistics behind the number of unsafe gates in operation across the UK is terrifying. Did you know that only 30% of all automated gates currently being operated in the UK are deemed fit for purpose? In recent years, there have been nine deaths in the UK and Ireland- six adults and three children – several serious injuries and countless near misses in tragic accidents involving badly installed and poorly maintained automated gates and barriers.
Gate Safety Week – now in its 4th year:
It is now four years since we started the ‘Gate Safety Week’ campaign, word is spreading and we are surely and steadily making progress in raising awareness of the dangers of poorly fitted and maintained automated gates. But so much more can be done – we hope you will help us make this year’s ‘Gate Safety Week’ its most successful yet!
For further information about Gate Safety Week visit www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk
For further information about DHF, visit http://www.dhfonline.org.uk