Gate Safe is proud to announce the launch of its innovative Gate Safe Visualiser, an interactive tool designed to help anyone looking to specify a safe automated gate.

The Gate Safe Visualiser has been in development for 10 months and represents a pioneering move towards improving the understanding of how to install a safe powered gate. The detailed infographic takes the specifier (who could be an architect, an electrician, a home owner or anyone involved in making the decision to install this type of device) through a step by step list of questions, supported by a series of visual prompts detailing the various factors that need to be taken into consideration to enable a safe and legally compliant installation.

Gate Safe has always adopted a practical ‘plain english’ approach to explaining automated gate safety and this is a further example of how the charity is striving to maximise the understanding of the complex subject matter – in an easy to follow, user friendly format.

The Gate Safe Visualiser is accessible via the Gate Safe website. Initial industry feedback on the Visualiser is positive:

ECA Training, Health and Safety Manager John Corcoran commented:

“The ECA has been working with Gate Safe for around four years and were one of the first organisations to endorse their safety-first approach.

We strongly support initiatives like this which are aimed at improving safety and security in the sector.”

Commenting on the launch of the Gate Safe Visualiser, Gate Safe founder Richard Jackson says, “Gate Safe has always tried to demystify the technical jargon which, features in most of the guidance pertaining to automated gate safety. By ‘talking’ in pictures and providing a step by step guide as to how to deliver a safe gate we hope that we can put an end to the installation of hazardous gates and address the fact that currently more than 70% of gates in the field are capable of causing serious injury – or death. Five years on since our original launch in 2010 we continue to look at new ways of sharing the knowledge required to fully understand what constitutes a safe and legally compliant installation.”

The Gate Safe Visualiser can be accessed via the following link:

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