Gate Installer Diploma (G.I.D)

Course Duration: 5 days
Course Location: 20 Granary Wharf Business Park, Wetmore Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1DU
Course Cost: £1150 +VAT per person
(This includes exam fees, textbooks, equipment, lunch, teas and coffees)

Booking: Use the “Book Here” buttons to book your course.

Course Delivery: Delivered at our excellent training facilities in Burton-on-Trent.


Safety – DAY 1

  • 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

Onsite fabrication – DAY 2

  • Health and safety in welding
  • Welding equipment and controls
  • MMA (arc welding) (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Practical training and assessment leading to EAL accreditation

Automatic Gate Safety and Legislation – DAY 3 

  • DHF 1 day Automated Gate Safety Certificate

Electrical – DAY 4

  • 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 Objectives

Following successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

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


Delegates will be assessed via written and practical assessments.

Who Should Attend?

Gate Installers of all levels.

Course Dates: 

24th – 28th February 2020


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