Our high profile campaign:
With just one week to go until the start of the Door and Hardware Federation’s third ‘Gate Safety Week’, a number of high profile organisations within the security, enforcement and safety sectors have once again offered their support to the campaign. Aimed at informing, educating and raising awareness of the dangers of poorly fitted and maintained automated gates, this year’s ‘Gate Safety Week’ will run from 10-16 October.
Now in its third year, the ‘Gate Safety Week’ campaign is well known across the industry, with support coming in from some of the biggest names in the sector. The latest organisation to join us is HSE, who, as per last year, is throwing its weight behind the campaign. They join a number of other significant hard hitters such as RoSPA, The British Safety Council, NSI, BSIF, NHBC, IRPM and the MLA.
Keep the support coming:
It’s not too late to add your own message of support. Take a look at what others have said; http://gatesafetyweek.org.uk/be-a-gate-safety-week-supporter/ – and get in touch. You can reach us on 01827 52337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – don’t leave it to others to show support for this all important drive.
Did you know?
The facts behind the number of unsafe gates in operation across the UK is frightening. Did you know that only 30% of all powered 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 powered gates and barriers.
This is now the third year of our ‘Gate Safety Week campaign, word is spreading and we are steadily, but surely, making progress. This year has seen the launch of a new industry code of practice (TS 011:2016), designed to reduce the safety risks associated with powered gates and traffic barriers to as low as is reasonably practicable, with NSI using DHF TS 011:2016 to audit installers and maintainers in its new powered gates certification scheme.
For further information about Gate Safety Week visit www.gatesafetyweek.org.uk