Gate installer jailed for gate crush death

Shocking news such as this is a stark reminder to all of us of the importance of installing gates to meet correct safety standards/code of practice.

General Manager of the dhf, Michael Skelding states:

“Yesterday’s sentencing serves as a stark warning to everybody involved in the automated gate sector that they must ensure all doors and gates are checked for safety against current standards and regularly maintained by properly trained specialists.  As this court case clearly demonstrates, both individuals and companies could face prosecution in the event of an accident and giving an individual 30 months’ imprisonment has set a precedent.”

Whether you are an installer yourself or contract work out to others, gate safety legislation must be adhered to at all times to ensure the safety of all who come in to contact with gates.

When fitted correctly, gates offer a safe and secure option for many households and premises.

If you  are unsure of the DHF TS 011:2016 code of practice or have any questions or queries on safety solutions and necessities, please contact us for free advice on 0845 054 5070 Or alternatively visit the DHF website at