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First Gates Gold approvals

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced the first approvals under its Gates Approval Scheme, after the launch of the Scheme by the certification body in June.

The scheme was featured in the October 2016 print issue of Professional Security magazine. Representatives from the four companies were presented with their Certificates of Approval by NSI’s Chief Executive, Richard Jenkins, at the Fencex 2016 show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on October 12. Pictured left to right are: Peter Granville (Broadsword Security Services), Paul Beck (A1 Security Systems Ltd), Steve Broughton (Autogate Systems Ltd), Richard Jenkins (NSI) and Stephen Winter (Tremorfa Ltd).

A number of accidents, including some fatal, in recent years occurring as a result of a shortfall in safety standards in the powered gate sector has prompted such moves towards greater powered gate safety.

A1 Security Systems Ltd (Petersfield), Autogate Systems Ltd (Bolton), Broadsword Security Services (Chipping Norton) and Tremorfa Ltd (Cardiff), are the first companies to achieve the Gates Gold approval from NSI.

Stephen Winter, Physical Security Specialist at Tremorfa, said: “NSI are widely regarded as the best certification body in the security industry, which is why Tremorfa jumped at the opportunity to become one of the first companies to be accredited to the NSI Gates Gold Scheme. Achieving such a prestigious accreditation has added significant value to our company and offers our customers the reassurance that Tremorfa operate at the highest standard within our industry.”

Peter Granville, Partner at Broadsword Security Services said: “I am proud to have been part of the DHF and NSI pilot programme and consequently achieving the NSI Gold accreditation. We now have processes to audit against, ensuring full compliance of our powered gate installations and most of all, contributing to making powered gates safe for the future.”

Steve Broughton, Sales Director at Autogate Systems Ltd said that achieving Gates Gold approval with NSI sends out a clear message to our customers that safety and quality is of the utmost importance. “We consider the NSI Gates certification scheme (which draws upon DHF Code of Practice TS 011) as the way forward for the powered gate sector. We hope by achieving this award, it will encourage other companies to follow suit.”

And Paul Beck of A1 said: “Our NSI Gates Gold approval demonstrates our commitment to quality and safety in powered gates. It will provide reassurance to our customers that they are receiving the best possible product and service from A1. I have been hoping for regulation in this sector for years and I’m delighted the DHF and NSI have been working together to establish a Code of Practice and certification scheme which brings real credibility to sector.”

NSI says that its Gates certification scheme Gates Gold, with regular audits by NSI at a company’s premises and site inspections in the field, demonstrates an organisation’s technical competence, and commitment to the continual improvement of their management processes and procedures, through their operation of a Quality Management System to ISO 9001.

NSI and the DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) trade body worked together over two years to develop the DHF Code of Practice TS 011:2016 for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Powered Gates and Traffic Barriers, which sits at the heart of the NSI Gates approval scheme.

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive: “We are delighted to be able to announce the first four NSI Gates Gold approved companies. We are extremely grateful to them all for supporting and championing this ground breaking certification scheme based on the comprehensive DHF Code of Practice. It demonstrates to their customers their commitment to ‘state of the art’ powered gates installations maintained to highest levels of safety and security, as independently verified.”

For more on powered gate safety, visit the DHF website –


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