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Company Fined After Gate Falls on Security Guard

An electrical company has been fined €20,000 (with prosecution costs of over €12,000) for failing to carry out the necessary research on the rolling electric gate which fell and fatally injured a 44-year-old security guard in Co. Meath, Ireland in 2016. The guard was crushed to death by the one tonne gate after he tried […]

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New UK Structure ‘Delivering’

The chief executive officer of Heras has spoken of the company’s sales upturn and its ambitions for its UK division following the introduction of a new structure and a simplification of its product portfolio. On a visit to the UK’s head office in Doncaster, Netherlands-based Gilles Rabot (pictured) said the permanent UK division of the […]

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New Warning to Gate Industry

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has today urged all companies with responsibilities for the safety of automated gates, including owners, managers, and service providers, to ensure that they fully understand the applicable safety standards and apply them. The warning comes following a report regarding a woman who was injured by an automated gate in 2016; […]

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