GID Overview

HSL began the development of the GID course in June 2018, with the first course being held in Manchester in November 2018.

The GID course aims to instruct and assess technically skilled candidates, in Four key areas (skills) relating to the safe installation of equipment and controls for the automation of gates.

The GID now incorporates the DHF 1 day Automated Gate Safety Certificate.

Each element of training is carried out by a qualified instructor, with practical industry experience in their field

Future Course Dates

10th – 14th January 2022
21st – 25th February 2022
21st – 25th March 2022

Gate Installer Diploma Content

  • Health and safety regulations and responsibilities
  • Safe use of power tools
  • Working at height
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • Manual handling (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Practical gate safety, use of force test equipment and certification
  • Health and safety in welding
  • Welding equipment and controls
  • MMA (arc welding) (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Practical training and assessment leading to EAL accreditation
  • DHF 1 day Automated Gate Safety Certificate
  • EAWR – Electrical regulations overview
  • Electrical test equipment for verification and certification
  • Safe isolation procedures (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Use of electrical test equipment for fault diagnosis
  • Multi brand control system familiarisation
  • Site assessment – Installation risk assessment and method statement (ASSESSED)
  • Powered gate risk assessment and BOM
  • Application of H&S practices
  • Swing gate – above ground automation installation
  • Swing gate – below ground automation installation
  • Sliding gate – automation installation
  • State of the art safety device installation
  • Testing, certification and documentation 

Course Outcomes

Successful delegates of the Gate Installer Diploma will be able to:

  1. To demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legal and practical safety requirements relating to the automation of gates.
  2. To demonstrate the ability to risk assess and apply control measures, ensuring safe site working practices for the protection of both operatives and the public.
  3. To demonstrate industry recognised MMA welding techniques with relation to the fitting of gate automation products to gates.
  4. To demonstrate knowledge of EAWR and legislation surrounding work on electrical supplies.
  5. To demonstrate the practical skills required to safely isolate electrical equipment and use of test equipment to ‘prove’ and certify.
  6. To practically apply the key elements covered to an installation.
  7. To test the installation, critique the results and comment on how any anomalies may be remedied.