Gate Safety Week has been initiated by the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Automated Gate Group to create awareness around the installation and maintenance of powered 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 both professional installers, industry contacts and the general public on the dangers centred around poorly installed and maintained powered gates, in addition to how to report an unsafe gate and what to look for.
Key messages of the campaign:
-2017’s key message is simple: ‘Safe Gates Save Lives!’ Help us by spreading the word on your website and social media platforms.
-To encourage a user/owner to ask a specialist to check the operation and condition of their powered gates and report those that aren’t satisfactory.
-To provide a neutral platform for organisations with common interests in the powered gates and powered gate industries.
-To engage and educate specifiers, merchants, installers, inspectors, surveyors and users in the correct specification, supply, installation and operation of powered gates.
-To ensure that installers and maintenance companies are aware that the safety of powered gates is required by law.
-To highlight the liability and responsibilities that apply to powered gate installers.
-To raise the importance of CE marking and what the DHF’s coveted ‘Safety Assured Mark’ means.
Powered gates can be dangerous and Gate Safety Week is about education, prevention and raising awareness.
Quite simply the message is: ‘Safe Gates Save Lives!’