This year is the fifth anniversary of the dhf initiative designed to highlight the importance of gate safety education as use of automated gates and doors increases in the UK.
“Gate Safety Week” runs from the 15th - 21st of October with the Door & Hardware Federation collaborating with industry leaders, including IN2 Access, to spread the word about gate safety.
A study by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), in conjunction with the NHS, showed that over 11,000 children ages 1 – 14 have reported finger trapping injuries over the course of a year.1
In the news, incidents have been reported of deaths caused by unsafe gates, with a recent example this past June of a five-year-old girl being crushed by a falling gate that was without physical stoppers installed on the rollers.2
As a leading provider of gate safety edges and pedestrian safety equipment, IN2 Access encourages builders and the general public to contact our information line to learn more about products that can help reduce and eliminate unnecessary injuries.
We also encourage installers to contact the dhf and take advantage of Gate Safety Week promotions as listed below.
Continuing with the theme “Safe Gates Save Lives,” the dhf is offering £35 off a 1-day Automated Gate Safety Certificate course if booked anytime during Gate Safety Week.
Contact the dhf to book: 01827 52337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about our range of safety edges and other safety products, contact IN2 Access: 01691 655150 or email email@example.com.
We also encourage you to search for the hashtag #SafeGatesSaveLives on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest news and happenings surrounding the weeklong educational event.