Gate Installer Training
Linkcare Teams Up With HSL To Deliver Professional Gate Automation Installer Training
Linkcare is delighted to have partnered with training experts HSL to provide comprehensive, professional training for anyone involved in gate automation.
HSL's goal is to deliver, professional and relevant, practically biased, technical instruction that empowers installers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out safe and compliant installations.
HSL has been offering training to the gate industry since 2013. This was driven by the goal to provide industry-wide training schemes designed to increase levels of safety in the powered automatic gates sector. With an increase in automated gate technology over recent years it is important that installers are able to show they understand the risks involved and ensure electric gates are installed correctly. This not only saves lives but will reduce the chances of legal proceedings for injuries or deaths that result from poorly installed electric gates.
The HSL gate automation installer course is outlined below. You can check availability and dates of the next courses here.
If you wish to book here,once you have selected your preferred dates from the HSL website, please enter them in the Field called 'Course Dates' below the Training Course Options next to the main image at the top of this page.
Gate Installer Diploma – Overview
HSL began development of the GID course in June 2018, with the first course 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. Please click here for more information.
Each element of training is carried out by a qualified instructor, with practical industry experience in their field.
DAY 1 - Safety
Health and safety regulations and responsibilities
Safe use of power tools
Working at height
Manual handling (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
Practical gate safety, use of force test equipment and certification
Open Book Written Assessment
DAY 2 - Onsite Fabrication
Health and safety in welding
Welding equipment and controls
MMA (arc welding) (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
Practical training and assessment leading to EAL accreditation
DAY 3 - Automatic Gate Safety and Legislation
DHF 1 day Automated Gate Safety Certificate
DAY 4 - Electrical
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
Open Book Written Assessment
DAY 4/5 - Installation (Practical Assessment)
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
The GID course concludes with a closed book final written assessment, assessing candidate retention of information over the past 5 days.
Throughout the week, each candidate is tasked with completing paperwork relating to their installation. This paperwork is then retained as evidence alongside the written and practical assessment results. HSL are then able to identify and advise each candidate of areas requiring further training.
- To demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legal and practical safety requirements relating to the automation of gates.
- 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.
- To demonstrate industry recognised MMA welding techniques with relation to the fitting of gate automation products to gates.
- To demonstrate knowledge of EAWR and legislation surrounding work on electrical supplies.
- To demonstrate the practical skills required to safely isolate electrical equipment and use of test equipment to ‘prove’ and certify.
- To practically apply the key elements covered to an installation.
- To test the installation, critique the results and to comment on how any anomalies may be remedied.
Find An Installer
If you're looking for an installer to automate existing gates or install aluminium gates from our Stargate range, please fill in the form below.
The more information you can give us at this stage will help us to get the right installer for you.
They wil contact you directly and discus your requirements.
Linkcare Trade Discounts
Linkcare provides trade discount accounts for gate automation and access control installers and engineers.
We do not advertise trade discounted prices to the public.
The only way to see reduced prices in the Linkcare shop is by logging in with an installer account username and password.
You can then search for, compare, and buy any products online at the reduced trade prices.
You can also add products into wish lists for preparing quotes.
We protect your trade prices to prevent home owners from buying gate automation and access controls, and then asking you to install it. Some wholesalers sell to anyone at trade discounted pricing. This allows them to sell well, but it potentially reduces what you can earn from each installation job.
We want to ensure that qualified and trusted gate automation and access control installation professionsls are responsible for all gate automation installation so that each one is as safe as it can be.