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Equistone Partners Europe agrees to acquire perimeter protection specialist Heras

Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity firms, has agreed to acquire Heras from CRH plc. Heras, which is headquartered in Oirschot in the Netherlands, is a leading provider of perimeter protection solutions. The financial terms of the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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Gate Safe charity focused on automated gates celebrates 150th training event

Gate Safe, the pioneering charity that was the first to raise awareness of the need for improved standards in the safety of automated gates, marked another important milestone recently as the organisation – which is supported by many independent third parties including Risk...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Over 90% of commercial gates “deemed unsafe” in wake of Gate Safe national survey

A national survey undertaken by Gate Safe, which reviewed more than 100 automated gates in a commercial setting, has shockingly revealed that over 90% of the installations reviewed were deemed unsafe and failed to meet the agreed safety protocol for an automated gate. The survey...
Posted On 01 May 2019
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Automated gate safety on the agenda at Westminster as Gate Safe returns for talks

Eight years after Gate Safe – the charity established to drive awareness of the required safety protocols associated with automated gates – took its campaign to Downing Street, the organisation has returned to Westminster to meet with its key stakeholders and discuss...
Posted On 24 Sep 2018
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Automated gate installer jailed and company fined £12,000 in landmark Crown Court ruling

The installer responsible for the automated iron gate which fell on 56 year-old grandmother Jill Lunn at her home in Norwich back in 2013 has been given a 42-month prison sentence by presiding Judge Stephen Holt at Norwich Crown Court. The Court had been advised by prosecutor...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Gate Safe charity celebrates landmark 1,000 installers listed on acclaimed national register

Nearly seven years since Gate Safe became the first organisation to initiate a campaign for improved standards in automated gate safety, the charity is marking another important milestone as it celebrates hitting 1,000 installers listed on its acclaimed national register of Gate...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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Fencing and Construction Training forges working partnership with Gate Safe

Gate Safe has joined forces with Fencing and Construction Training (FaCT) to raise awareness of the required safety protocol for anyone involved in the installation of automated and manual gates. In addition to helping to educate the industry on the importance of the correct...
Posted On 26 Apr 2017
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Latest development in automated gate safety witnesses launch of Gate Safe campaign’s MOT

Gate Safe, the charity that pioneered the move towards improving the safety of automated gates, is to introduce a groundbreaking Gate Safe MOT initiative designed to maximise further awareness of the need to ensure the correct installation and ongoing maintenance of any electric...
Posted On 11 Aug 2016
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Substantial fine imposed following tragic death of six year-old crushed by unsafe automated gate

A powered gate company has been fined £50,000 for corporate manslaughter following the horrific death of a child who was crushed to death five years ago by an unsafe automatic gate outside her Moss Side home in Manchester. Sentencing was passed at Manchester Crown Court on 7...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016
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Powered gate safety under the spotlight in wake of Manchester Crown Court hearing on girl’s death

Safety campaigners are now calling for checks to be carried out on powered gates to ensure they’re absolutely safe. This move follows on from a court hearing held on Tuesday 17 November when a gate company admitted killing a six year-old girl who was crushed to death by...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
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