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Gate Safe Distance Learning Wins Sign Ups

Last updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - Save & Share

Gate Safe reports a strong response to its Aware Distance Learning module, launched in April, following the need to cancel all face-to-face training because of coronavirus regulations.

Enquiries are on a par with the traditional training offering. The online course is now fully digital, allowing the training pack and follow-up test all to be issued and marked via specialist software.

The distance learning module provides installers with an opportunity to improve their understanding of automated gate – and barrier – safety in the comfort of their own home via an interactive on-line two-hour tutorial led by Gate Safe technical and training advisor Rob Williams. Gate Safe is recommending that all delegates taking the distance learning should follow up with a (free) face-to-face training session within six months to access the full suite of Gate Safe Aware installer benefits and a one-year listing on the renowned Gate Safe Aware Installer Register.

The course also appeals to installers whose geographical location may render it difficult to attend a regular face-to-face training course. For those installers who are based in some of the UK’s more extreme settings or even in other countries, regardless of the coronavirus situation, the logistics of travelling a long distance to attend a Gate Safe Aware training course may simply make it far more practical to undertake some initial basic training online.

Feedback from some delegates who have taken the course:

‘The training was good, and I found the fact that it was delivered on a 1-1 basis particularly helpful. This made it easy to ask questions as and when they cropped up and if any technical terminology was used that I wasn’t familiar with, it could be explained straight away, something that is not so easy to achieve in a classroom setting. Now I know what safety issues I should be looking out for on an automated gate or barrier, I’d definitely recommend to anyone involved in installing / maintaining gates and also sales staff associated with this industry. As a practicing electrician, this provided a good foundation knowledge for me to work from.”
Lee Straney, Straney Trix Group.

Gate Safe Founder Richard Jackson said: “Of course the current social distancing restrictions have been a major catalyst in terms of fast-tracking the launch of this training, but in reality, this is an initiative that has been on our radar for some time. Following the success of the current Distance Training module, we have plans to extend this learning to other modules, so watch this space!”

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