These are easy to set up and take down. The gate is tightened between two solid wall surfaces. These work well in doorways where there is solid wood construction, but they cannot withstand as much pressure as hardware, wall mounted gates.
These attach with screws directly into a solid wall or wood post and are useful to block off high-risk areas such as stairs, fireplaces and kitchens. They are often made from wood, plastic, metal or mesh.
Most safety gates are safe and work well to deter children from accessing potentially dangerous places. But serious injuries can occur if a child's limbs become trapped in the spaces between bars or if a child tries to cross over a gate.
Some styles of safety gates have caused significant injuries. To use safety gates in the safest possible way, parents and carers should be aware of the risks that can come with them.