5: What if I think a gate is unsafe?
Unless youve been working on the gate, the owner of the gate has to ensure that the gate is safe and without risks to others
. The owner here includes landlords or managing agents with responsibility for the gate
. If the owner thinks the gate is unsafe, he should take steps to make it safe for example, by engaging a competent person to install safety mechanisms or protective devices. Meanwhile, for safety, it should be switched off, or only used safely in a supervised way, eg under direct hold-to-run control.
If youve been working on the gate eg installing, repairing, maintaining the gate then you are responsible for ensuring it is left in a safe state
. You should discuss your concerns with the gate owner so that they can take action to put things right.