DHF have advised that an incident has occurred recently involving a powered gate that resulted in serious injury for a teen, when a powered gate fell upon them.
The gate had been previously reported in faulty condition by a DHF member, and encouraged the owner of the gate to ensure that safety measures where properly met. This same DHF member also rightly refused to work upon the gate until they had agreed to meet these measures.
It transpires that another company had acted against guidelines and repaired the gate without addressing these issues, which inevitably has led to this accident taking place.
The gate, being constructed in a place of work, was liable under section 3 of the health and safety at work act 1974, which states that the repairs carried out on any powered gate must result in a safe gate.
DHF are taking this event seriously, and aim to prevent further problems by raising awareness to this and similar events during their gate safety week held 12th-18th of October. Members of the DHF can find out how to get involved by clicking the following link:
In the interests of continuing the safe installation and repairs of Powered gates we are now taking bookings for our winter course intake. The course will leave you with all the knowledge you need to competently and lawfully install powered gates for your clients.
Please contact the In2access team to book your place by calling 01691 655 150.
Please also note that limited spaces are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.