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Company Fined After Gate Falls on Security Guard

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022

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 […]

DHF Restarts Ireland Training

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Following a two-year ‘pause’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced its plan to resume its training programme in the Republic of Ireland. This follows a meeting held in Dublin with Ireland-based members, DHF’s head of commercial operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, general manager & secretary, Michael Skelding, and senior […]

Child Safety Top of Locinox List

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Child safety is at the centre of the latest Locinox product – the new Guardima magnetic lock. With the latch at one and a half metres height, the latest innovation from the Belgium manufacturer prevents children up to five years old from opening the gate without supervision. The development of the Guardima comes as demand […]

Investment Shapes Future for Smartply

Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2022

After over a year of transformative investment, the upgrade of MEDITE SMARTPLY’s OSB factory in County Waterford, Ireland has been completed. This new world class drying, energy and screening system will enhance resource efficiency and asset reliability for SMARTPLY OSB. For over 25 years, SMARTPLY has been supplying OSB (pictured) to the construction industry, steadily […]

IN2 Access Extends Its Reseller Network

Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2022

IN2Access has expanded its reseller network for the ExpertSystem safety edge kits from Swiss manufacturer BBC Bircher Smart Access Following on from FAAC (UK) which has been a long-standing reseller of the ExpertSystem self assembly kits plus the pre-manufactured safety edges, Shropshire based IN2 Access now has two further resellers that will offer ExpertSystem “kits” […]

Birkdale Launches Vento Composite Panel

Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Gate and fencing specialist, Birkdale has launched Vento, a new composite fence panel to provide a durable and sustainable alternative to timber. The newest addition to the company’s DuraPost® range, the panels are designed for easy install while offering modern aesthetics and longentivity. Allowing for the creation of both close-board and ‘Hit and Miss’ style […]

New UK Structure ‘Delivering’

Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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 […]

Manufacturer Wins ROSPA Praise

Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has recognised the efforts of Heras for going “above and beyond” in putting measures in place during the Covid pandemic to keep its staff safe – while making sure that it was still business as usual. The company was one of just 200 UK companies that […]

Heras Put Delta Safety Into Spotlight

Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Doncaster-based Heras recently announced a move to a simplified range of solutions, and the introduction of the Delta sliding gate and enhancements to the B700 turnstile are the first changes to its product portfolio to be unveiled. Heras is targeting sales of both Delta and B700 to sites such as warehousing hubs, data centres, food […]

EasyGates Continues to Play Part

Last updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

A decade on and the automatic barrier and access control industry is taking time to reflect on the the ‘DHF Guide to gate safety legislation and standards’. A key document for the industry, it was produced by the DHF with extensive contribution from EasyGates Ltd of Halesowen and ASO Safety Solutions. It was produced following […]