The Powered Gate Group has more than 65 members and represents UK and European manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to the high technical standards required. In addition, the Powered Gate Group has set up the powered gate safety diploma course which covers all aspects of safe gate installation. Recognised as the most stringent gate safety training course in Europe, it is open to both DHF member and non-member installers and gate inspectors. More than 100 installers have already successfully completed the industry-leading two day training course, with that number set to double by the end of this year.
“Make certain that as a company, you are operating in a legal and fully compliant manner. The time and costs associated with a gate ‘MOT’ are minimal and would include a full documented IOSH (Institute of Safety & Health) risk assessment force test as specified in BS EN 12445. Maintaining the highest standards of installation and maintenance, in addition to the relevant paperwork is crucial and there are also a number of software systems that can manage this for you, such as ‘Gatetracker’. I am hopeful that in the light of the recent prosecutions and through Gate Safety Week, the on-going campaign for further awareness and tighter regulations will result in higher levels of gate safety across the industry”.
The Powered Gate Group is a specialist group within the Door and Hardware Federation. The PGG was created in response to requests from the Health & Safety Executive. This government-safety organisation wanted to see an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for automated gates. The initiative followed a number of tragic accidents involving such gates.
This group represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates, and equipment used on such gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to high technical standards. Every automatic gate installed by a member of this DHF group will be required to meet the very latest legislation, conform to stringent levels of safety and be installed and maintained by skilled and fully trained engineers. The Door and Hardware Federation dates back to 1897 and has more than 250 members.
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