Standfast Security are supporting Gate Safety Week
‘Safe Gates Save Lives’
What is Gate Safety Week:
Created by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) Powered Gate Group, Gate Safety Week was set up to generate awareness of poorly installed and maintained powered and electric gates. They also offer free advice on how to spot and report unsafe electric gates.
So far 5 adults and 3 children have tragically lost their lives because of unsafe gates. Unless our industry improves education via training, this number is likely to increase.
As an aim to inform and educate professional installers and the general public, Gate Safety Week also offer free advice on how to spot and report unsafe electric gates.
Here at Standfast Security we recognise that health and safety is vitally important in our industry and would encourage everyone involved in entrance projects to increase their focus on providing both safe and compliant installations. We applaud the work of the DHF in raising awareness of the issues and are totally committed to doing all we can to promote Gate Safety.
James Pearce Area Sales Manager BFT Automation, echo’s our thoughts:
“Gate safety is an important and often overlooked aspect of an automatic gate installation. Apart from the obvious necessity of providing a safe gate system, it also provides an insight into the priorities of the installation company. If an installation company is prepared to compromise on the safety of the gate system; what else will they be prepared to compromise on?
It is often the case that an unsafe gate system is also a poorly considered, designed and installed system. The approach a gate installation company takes towards safety is therefore a demonstration of the professionalism of the installation company.
The DHF has held a central role in promoting both the safety of gate installations but also the professional nature of the industry, driving the standards of the industry up through its adoption and promotion of best practises.”
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