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This course will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to install gates and stiles safely, protecting both you and those around you.

The finer details

This training course has been developed to help you understand how to install gates and stiles safely.

The amount of instruction you will require will depend largely upon your previous experience and sessions will be adapted to meet your needs. Course duration will depend on experience and will be from one to four days.

The training course will consist of theory and practical sessions, followed by assessment. Course sessions include:

  • Types of Gate and Stile
  • How to Install Gates and Stiles
  • Theory Assessment
  • Practical Assessment.

If successful in meeting the required standards assessed, you will be awarded a certificate of competence and a Lantra skills ID card.

In order to ensure you are given the appropriate information and guidance to work efficiently and safely, you must complete the Fencing and Gate Installation Foundation course (FHW06) before moving on to this system specific course.

Delivery method

Classroom and practical demonstration and assessment

Who should attend?

This course is for you if you need to become proficient in safely installing gates and stiles.

As you'll appreciate, this course contains some practical activity that will require a minimum level of fitness. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Provider.

What will be covered?

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and components of various types of gates and stiles
  • Describe the materials and installation requirements for gates and stiles
  • Select and prepare tools, equipment and resources for gates and stiles
  • Demonstrate how to calculate the required materials for gates and stiles
  • Demonstrate how to position and fix posts at specified lines, levels and angles
  • Prepare and install gate and stile components to meet specifications
  • Position and securely fix gate and stile components at specified lines, levels and heights
  • Demonstrate how to inspect, repair and test gates and stiles.
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