Gateway are now certified Gate Safe Aware Installers

clip_image001We are pleased to announce that after a successful course of training and assessments Gateway Automation has been awarded the ‘Gate Safe Aware’ accreditation by IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) and Gate Safe.

The Gate Safe accreditation is given only to automated gate installers who have undergone specific training and rounds of assessments to show that they fully understand the safety guidelines surrounding responsible gate installation.

Gate Safe is a registered charity, set up in 2010 following the tragic deaths of two young children in separate accidents involving automated gates.

Gate Safe now campaigns for stronger industry regulations and works with manufacturers and installers to ensure that strict guidelines are followed and that safety protocol is adhered to.

As well as making sure that automated gates are safely installed, Gate Safe recommends that gates are regularly maintained and that appropriate safety checks are carried out at least every 6-12 months, and even more frequently at sites where automated gates have more regular usage.

Gateway Automation provide a range of gates to help businesses and individuals to secure their sites and also provide nationwide servicing and repairs to gates, barriers and other perimeter security equipment. To find out more, please contact us on 01522 68255 or take a look at our brochure which can be viewed here:

How can utility providers keep their sites safe and secure?

clip_image002Today’s utility providers are at risk from a number of different threats, including terrorism, theft, burglary, vandalism and internal crimes.

Utility providers are often isolated in rural communities, and without the right protections in place they can be left vulnerable to crime as it can take much longer for security or emergency services to respond if required. This is why it is important to not only prevent crime from taking place to but to deter it too. So, what are some of the ways that security can be bolstered?

While it is good practice to have a CCTV system in place at a utility site for monitoring purposes, it will not necessarily prevent a crime from taking place and even the best security cameras can be beaten by a well disguised criminal. However, a strong security gate is one method of preventing a criminal from ever gaining access.

Swing gates, sliding gates and bi-folding gates can all help.

It’s also not uncommon for utility providers to be part of a nationwide network and therefore have hundreds if not thousands of staff across the country. Unfortunately, the larger a team is the more chance there is of an unauthorised person gaining access, whether to commit theft, vandalism or even a terrorist attack aimed at damaging UK infrastructure.

Turnstiles, either full-height or waist-height can be an effective way to limit access to permitted persons. Entry can be controlled through use of a keypad, proximity cards, tokens or an intercom access.

Vehicular access also needs to be monitored at these types of facilities as some may experience heavy traffic throughout the day, with a number of vehicles entering and exiting the site. Gateway provide fully automatic barriers which can be controlled with push buttons, tokens, proximity cards, CCTV or operated by on-site security guards.

Equally, Automatic Rising Kerbs can be installed to cut off vehicular access to certain areas and to prevent a fast getaway if a burglary takes place.

Gateway Automation can help utility providers to protect their assets from crime with minimum disruption and while maintaining safe and comfortable working environments for staff. For a free non-obligation quotation and feasibility survey please contact Gateway Automation on 01522 682255. Alternatively, our brochure can be downloaded here:

Job Vacancy: Skilled & Semi Skilled Gate & Barrier Engineers

[Gateway%2520logo%255B4%255D.gif]Due to continued expansion an opportunity has arisen for SKILLED & SEMI SKILLED gate & barrier engineers to join Gateway Automation Ltd.

You must have previous knowledge and experience of Gate Automation systems and Access Control systems. Experience of Welding would be beneficial. You will be involved in installations of new systems, retrofit and fault finding so experience is essential.

Job Overview
This field based role will be a demanding role, working under pressure and to strict deadlines. You will have the responsibility of installing new Gate Automation Systems or undertaking the maintenance of existing systems, working individually or as part of a team as required. Fluent English both spoken and written is a must as you will be dealing with residents and customers and delivering detailed and accurate reports to the Office.

An ideal Service and Installation Engineer will hold the following skills and experiences:

* Must have previous experience within the Gate & Barrier industry
* Valid UK Driving License.
* Knowledge of Door Entry Systems / Access Control Panels / Door Automation systems would be beneficial.
* Fluent English spoken and written is a must.
* Live within 30 miles from our office (LN6 post code)
* Have good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety aspects related to any gate/ door automation
* Act responsibly and with necessary care for himself, the property of others and his team

Salary is negotiable depending on your experience.

The working hours will be 42.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 17:00. Overtime will be available.

You will also be provided with a company vehicle, fuel card, mobile phone, uniform, Health and Safety training, in-house training on company products and 28 days paid holiday inc bank holidays.

To apply please email your CV to or call Alex Indans for an informal chat 01522 682255.