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Gate Safe Offers Distance Learning

Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - Save & Share

In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Gate Safe, the charity which campaigns for improved standards of safety for automated gates, is launching a distance learning version of its Gate Safe Aware course.

The training module as launched on March 30 and provides installers and others interested in improving their understanding of automated gate safety, with an opportunity to progress their knowledge whilst adhering to the current government enforced social distancing recommendations. The course also offers an opportunity for existing Gate Safe Aware installers to update and refresh their learning.

The Gate Safe Aware Distance Learning module is not intended as a replacement for the original training, and delegates taking the course (unless they are undertaking refresher learning) will be expected to attend face-to-face training course within the next six months – free of charge – to access the full range of Gate Safe Aware training benefits.

Those who undertake the distance learning are only eligible to a temporary six-month entry on the Gate Safe Aware register and temporary six month’s access to the Members area (which contains downloadable documents to provide essential guidance on electric gate safety.)

The two-hour learning covers all aspects of automated gate safety and provides an excellent foundation for the more in-depth face-to-face training, which will be resumed as soon as government guidance deems it safe to do so and once current social distancing measures are lifted.

Training numbers are restricted to five at a time to enable maximum interaction; timings of training are completely flexible and can be arranged in line with delegate availability.

Richard Jackson, founder of Gate Safe said: ‘Distance learning has been on our agenda for some time, but we’ve fast tracked our thinking on this given the current national situation. While installers are unable to get out on site this is the perfect time for them to use their time wisely, improving their knowledge and understanding of the safety issues relating to automated gate and automated barrier installations.

‘For some, this may also provide a steppingstone towards expanding the portfolio of services they offer – subject to completing our face-to-face training – so that once normal business is resumed, they can capitalise on the potential to introduce a new revenue stream.’

For more information on the distance training visit www.gate-safe.org/training. Training is charged at £225 + VAT per delegate, which also includes further face-to-face training at a later date.

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