The Association of Fencing Industries (AFI), the professional trade association servicing the needs of the UK fencing industry is publicly backing the Gate Safe initiative by becoming an official Gate Safe supporter.

AFI members currently number 200 and includes fencing contractors, manufacturers and installers, in addition to the specialist sub-groups the Electric Security Fencing Federation and the Electric Fence Association, all of whom have the potential to be active in the automated gate sector.

Chief Executive of the AFI Ian Ripley said, ‘Adopting the highest standard of safety for any fencing / gate installation has to be the top priority for all of our members and we are committed to providing them with access to the most up to date guidance in terms of best practice. Gate Safe’s practical, ‘plain English’ approach to automated gate safety is very much in line with our ‘hands-on’ industry and we applaud the charity on its acknowledged status as a respected, wholly independent and unbiased industry spokesperson on safety matters pertaining to the automated gate sector.’

Gate Safe hopes to roll out its IOSH approved Gate Safe Aware training to AFI members via the association’s membership pack.