doors and gates

Woman left brain damaged after being crushed by electric gate, settles case for €8 million

Door & Hardware Federation has urged all companies with responsibilities for the safety of automated gates, including owners, managers, and service providers, to ensure that they fully understand the applicable safety standards and apply them. Read More

Gate Safe commemorates 10 years of improving automated gate safety

Ten years ago, the charity Gate Safe was formed. As the charity commemorates its 10th anniversary, a recent survey of Gate Safe installers, indicates that business appears to be booming, which means that there is an ever increasing requirement to ensure the safety of the high number of gates being installed and maintained. Read More

£190,000 in fines and costs for firms after child’s crushed to death in electric gate

A Swansea installation firm and a Cardiff maintenance company have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a five-year-old girl was crushed to death by an electric gate. Read More

Companies plead guilty after five-year-old’s gate crush death

Two companies have pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws over the death of a five-year-old girl crushed by an electric gate. Read More

Rolling shutters must be checked to ensure safe operation

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has issued a reminder to those responsible for installing and maintaining industrial powered rolling shutters to ensure they are correctly installed and regularly maintained. Read More

New guide to gate safety published

A comprehensive guide to powered gate safety has now been published and adopted as best-practice technical guidance by the industry-led campaign to improve automated gate safety. Read More

Events planned to move gate safety up the agenda

IOSH is to partner with a national safety campaign to raise awareness of the importance of automated-gate safety among health and safety professionals. Read More

New code of practice on door repair and maintenance

Best-practice techniques for the repair and maintenance of industrial, commercial and fire-resisting doors and shutters are identified in a Code of Practice published by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). Read More

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