Seminars

Automated Gate Safety – Explaining the Code of Practice
Presented by Stuart Roddy of EasyGates Direct and Nick Perkins, Senior Training and Compliance Officer with DHF
11.30am Seminar Theatre

Stuart Roddy of EasyGates Direct played a lead rtole in 2012 in assisting with the publication of the first guide to highlight automated gate safety legislation and standards.
A member of the DHF automated gate group since it was first formed, he is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading experts on automated gate safety.
Nick Perkins is senior training and compliance officer with the DHF and has been at the forefront of delivering gate safety training since it was introduced some five years ago.
He too is an expert in this field and continues to work closely with bodies such as HSE and other legislative bodies.
Together the two will be addressing common installer questions regarding TS011 and any grey area within the current standards/codes of practice.
What is the DHF?
What is the TS011:2018 code of practice?
How does it help gate installers comply?
Why should I use it?
Common questions.
This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Fencing Industry Skills Scheme – What is it and why do we need?
Presented by Ian Ripley, CEO of the AFI and Stephanie Craig-Smith, Market Development Manager, Lantra
2pm Seminar Theatre

Ian Ripley was appointed chief executive officer to the Association of Fencing Industries this year
He has more than 40 years experience in the fencing industry, having headed up the Tinsley Wire fencing operations in Sheffield before moving to Fairmile Fencing. He set up his own consultancy business and has been a member of the BSI standards committee predominantly dealing with the updating of BS1722 specifications.
Since taking office he has been instrumental in completing marlet research which shows the indsurty as a whole, is worth more than £1 billion and provides employment for more than 60,000.
Stephanie Craig-Smith has been with Lantra since 2010 and has latterly specialised in the highways, construction and plant sector.
She works closley with industry to support changes and new developments, ensuring the sector continues to comply with current legislation and industry best prtactice and where appropriate for developing improved standards both in the UK and abroad.