Director of his family business, Security Access Systems, Martin Keelagher, has been named as the new Chairman of DHF's (Door & Hardware Federation) ‘Automated Gate Group’. Martin’s new position was confirmed this month by DHF’s CEO, Bob Perry.
The Automated Gate Group was formed in 2009 in response to requests from the Health and Safety Executive. The government safety organisation sought an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for automated gates, following a number of fatal accidents since 2007. The group represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and maintainers of automated gates, who demonstrate their credentials of quality, safety and adherence to the high technical standards required.
Promoter of health and safety
Education is absolutely key, and through their comprehensive training courses, DHF are leading the sector on safety"Martin, who has worked in the sector since 1997, is a fierce advocate for health and safety across the industry and looks forward to working with DHF to ensure that progress in achieving greater standards of safety, continues to be made.
“I have undertaken so many presentations on the importance of health and safety industry-wide, have attended all of DHF’s courses and continually try and educate clients on the importance of compliance and how to spot an unsafe product. So, when the opportunity arose to become more involved in spreading the message for greater safety and higher standards, I jumped at the chance!” explains Martin.
Comprehensive training courses
“Education is absolutely key, and through their comprehensive training courses, DHF are leading the sector on safety. It is undeniable that the federation’s tireless efforts have led to the industry becoming more professional.”
“We welcome Martin’s contribution as the new Chairman of the Automated Gate Group,” said Bob Perry. “Martin is a skilled and accomplished professional whose desire for increased safety across the sector is perfectly aligned with our own. We look forward to working successfully with him.”