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Gate Safety

Powered and automated gates are more and more frequently becoming part of the design of commercial, public and multiple occupancy buildings. Unfortunately, the industry has faced problems with poorly installed and maintained powered gates, leading to accidents in the last few years, and sadly fatalities.

The ‘gate safety’ campaign, was launched by the dhf in 2014 to promote the continued safe installation, repair, and maintenance of automated gates.  Initially ‘gate safety week’, the campaign was re-named ‘gate safety month’ thereafter and has become a year-round campaign every October. The campaign is aimed at creating awareness and educating both the public and industry professionals on the dangers of poor installation and maintenance, as well as to spot an unsafe gate.  The campaign has grown significantly over the years, with organisations such as NSI, HSE and The British Safety Council backing dhf’s continuing drive for best practice and higher standards. 

The message for this campaign continues to be: Safe Gates Save Lives! 

To find out more, read through this section of the site. 

If you would like to add your support in this way, please get in touch on 01827 52337 or email 




Latest Gate Safety news

29 September 2023

DHF continues to advocate the gate safety campaign that it started

DHF has announced that it will mark another Gate Safety Month by offering a series of gate safety related content throughout the month of October.

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01 October 2022

DHF marks Gate Safety Month with FREE accreditation upgrade

DHF will mark another Gate Safety Month by offering an upgrade of its second day of the 2-day Level 2 Award & Level 4 Award.

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