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AFI Joins Up with Gate Safe

Last updated: Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Association of Fencing Industries (AFI), the industry’s trade association, is publicly backing the Gate Safe initiative by becoming an official Gate Safe supporter. AFI members currently number 200 and includes fencing contractors, manufacturers and installers, in addition to the specialist sub-groups the Electric Security Fencing Federation and the Electric Fence Association, all of whom […]

Fencex Helps Safety Message

Last updated: Thursday, October 11, 2018

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) is preparing to focus on the issue of ‘gate safety’ at this year’s Fencex, where it will host a joint presentation with Easygates. DHF’s senior training and technical officer, Nick Perkins, will join Easygates’ Stuart Roddy on 17th October at 11:30, in the Seminar Theatre, to ‘dispel the myths’ associated […]

DHF Expands in Line with Growth

Last updated: Monday, September 24, 2018

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has created a new commercial department, established to support the organisation’s on-going growth, and in particular, its training progranmmes. Marketing manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens (pictured), has been promoted to the post of commercial manager, and will oversee the new department’s development, with an emphasis on streamlining training course booking processes and […]

One Day Safety Course Introduced

Last updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

DHF (Door and Hardware Federation) is launching a new one-day Automated Gate Safety Certificate Course, aimed at automated gate and traffic barrier installation and maintenance operatives. The course will also be open to sales people, who may wish to expand their knowledge. Available to both members and non-members, the course will launch on 3rd October. […]

Gate Safe Extend Training Team

Last updated: Sunday, July 8, 2018

Gate Safe, the charity set up to improve awareness of the safety requirements for automated gates, has expanded its team and appointed Rob Williams as technical and training advisor. He has worked in the gate automation sector for 15 years and brings extensive industry knowledge to the role. His last position as an automation workshop […]

FaCT Training Calendar

Last updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

FaCT – Fencing and Construction Training – have released details of its courses from January through to the end of March. Click here for the full listing

FaCT Offers Apprenticeship Aid

Last updated: Monday, January 15, 2018

FaCT – the leading fencing industry training body, is urging companies to take up the option of funding backed apprenticeships to boost output. Last year FaCT helped enrol 100 apprentices (see the the latest course calendar) access more than £400,000 of government cash. ‘We can access anything from 75% to 100% funding for the apprenticeship […]

Prison for Installer

Last updated: Monday, November 6, 2017

Gate safety industry bodies have described the decision of a court to sentence an installer to prison and fine his company following a gate related accident as both a ‘landmark’ and ‘a stark warning.’ Norwich Crown Court handed out a jail term to Robert Churchyard and fined his company, Automated Garage Doors and Gates Ltd […]

Integrated Perimeters CPD at London Expo

Last updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Perimeter protection group Zaun will be educating main contractors, architects and specifiers on integrated perimeter systems later this month. Zaun will be running its RIBA-approved CPD seminar Perimeter and Integrated Systems, The Trusted Advisor at the London Build Expo at London Olympia on 25 and 26 October. Steel fencing manufacturer Zaun Limited will be exhibiting […]

Gate Safe Hits the 1000

Last updated: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Nearly seven years since Gate Safe became the first organisation to initiate a campaign for improved standards in automated gate safety, the charity marked another important milestone, as it celebrated hitting 1,000 installers on its national register of Gate Safe Aware Installers – which currently features 459 companies. The training session at Trade Skills 4 […]