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Companies involved in the supply or installation of automated gates and traffic barriers realise the dangers of badly installed gates and barriers.  dhf is well established within the Automated gate industry, and formed the Automated (formerly Powered) Gate Group in 2010 following a series of accidents and two child fatalities in the same week. Encouraged by the HSE, dhf created the group dedicated to raising standards for the safe installation of automated gates and traffic barriers.

Installing automated gates is a technical challenge and there are many factors to consider.  dhf identified a need to clarify the requirements of all the law and technical issues for installers to use as a ‘guide’ that complements the training offered by dhf.

Technical Specification dhf TS 011:2018 a Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation & Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers was created to do just that.  Now used by every dhf member of the Automated Gate Group and industry wide companies.  The certification body National Security Inspectorate (NSI) uses the specification to audit against as part of the conditions for their 'Gate Scheme'.  It sets out the technical requirements as well as the legislation and standards required to install a safe and compliant gate. 

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