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Agenda set for Gate Safety Conference

by Andy Clutton

77c52954ddThe agenda for the third Gate Safety Conference on Wednesday 14th October 2015 at The Village Hotel, Dudley has been confirmed. The event, taking place during the DHF’s Powered Gate Group Gate Safety Week, features guest speakers addressing the ongoing issue of gate safety awareness.

Helmut Friedrich of ASO Safety Solutions will open the conference with some key industry facts and figures followed by EasyGates Stuart Roddy who will recap on the two previous conferences and discuss new developments in the UK door and gate market.

Bob Perry from the Door Hardware Association will be joined by Neil Sampson of the Powered Gate Group to discuss the importance of Gate Safety Week, reasons, objections and participations.

The HSE’s Stuart Charles will present a detailed section on possible penalties and how they can be prevented, how the safety expectations have changed within the industry and what liabilities there are.

Tony Weeks, head of Technical Services at National Security Inspectorate will present on the NSi’s involvement in the UK gate industry and developments in the code of practice.

Michael Skelding and Nick Perkins of the DHF will update on the renewal of EN 12453 and the UK’s position on the international commitee for standardisation. Nick will discuss practical applications of solutions and technologies.

Helmut Friedrich of ASO will then discuss the different types of force limitation, signal transmission and closing edge safety devices

Gte’s Christian Pfeiffer will present details on force testing and its role in gate maintenance with a demonstration.

EasyGates Managing Director, Tony Daniels-Gooding said: “Following the success of the last two conferences, ASO Safety Solutions and EasyGates felt it was the ideal time to host a third event. The conference is designed to give an overview of the progress made so far and ongoing developments and changes in the industry.”

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