A security guard in South Africa sustained critical injuries after a large metal gate fell on top of him over the weekend – causing major lacerations to his arm.

What can be done to prevent a similar accident?

Almost always, when a gate falls, it is not just due to a specific single point failure but rather,  the result of a flawed original design or incorrect installation. Simply put, if a single fixing/support is substantially overdesigned, this type of accident would not occur.

If you need advice and assistance on gate safety, you can visit gate-safe.org or email us at info@gate-safe.org.

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