While the charity is delighted to welcome so many newcomers wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding of the required protocol to ensure a safe and compliant automated gate, it places equal importance on the number of companies who repeatedly return to Gate Safe to either refresh their training or ensure new recruits follow the IOSH approved course.
The founding principle for Gate Safe has always been to put a stop to any further accidents / fatalities as a result of an unsafe automated gate or barrier installation but in establishing a much stronger safety conscience amongst gate owners and gate users, another positive outcome has also been to generate additional business opportunities for installers through the ‘Find an Installer’ feature on its website.
Commenting on the success of the Gate Safe Distance Learning course, founder Richard Jackson said, “While the distance learning was originally rolled out in response to the pandemic, we’ve come to realise that this format has many benefits which suit our audience. Being trained in smaller groups without the inconvenience associated with travel and taking a significant amount of time out of the working day, having the opportunity to build a stronger rapport with the delegates and our experienced trainer Rob Williams and of course, offering delegates more flexibility in terms of training dates are some of the clear advantages of the distance training. For this reason, we will be continuing with this model going forward, although as restrictions ease, there will be some opportunities for face-to-face training.”