The Powered Gate Group represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of powered automatic gates, and equipment used on such gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to high technical and safety compliance standards.
The group was formed in response to requests from the Health & Safety Executive. The government safety organisation wanted to see an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for automated gates. The initiative followed a number of tragic accidents involving powered gates.
Since its formation the Powered Gate Group has worked with HSE to write a Guide to Gate Safety Legislation and Standards and has developed a comprehensive training programme. This guide can be viewed on their website at www.dhfonline.org.uk