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Nick Perkins is giving safety advice to gate installers and maintainers at IFSEC International, the security trade event in June.
Nick, pictured, is the training officer for the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), the industry group which represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates and gate automation equipment. He will be giving his presentation on Wednesday, June 22, the middle day of the three-day exhibition, in the show’s new physical and perimeter protection area.
He will give a warning to powered gate barrier installers and maintainers: if a gate is found to be unsafe after installation or maintenance work has been carried out, you could find yourselves in court.
Nick will say in his presentation: “Many installers and maintenance providers have been prosecuted in recent years following incidents and fatalities caused by powered gates they either installed or were maintaining.”
He will point out that criminal law states that powered gates and barriers are machines and must be safe when installed. Also, any maintenance work carried out must result in a safe gate.
“Prosecutions have happened because the machine was not safe, or the person carrying out the work did not ensure it was safe – or, more commonly, did not fully understand what ‘safe’ actually is.”
He will point out what all those involved in gate installation and maintenance need to know about regulations covering powered gates and how they can gain this knowledge.
The DHF is hosting a meet and greet lounge area on stand C1810 throughout the three days of IFSEC. A number of DHF member companies are exhibiting in the DHF pavilion within the show’s physical and perimeter protection area.