Should pedestrian safety gates swing inwards or outwards?

As with swimming pool gates safety gates should always open inwards away from the hazard. This causes the operator to have to step backwards first to open the gate, rather than just walking straight through the gate and into the path of a potential hazard.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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