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The trade body the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) reports an expansion to its Safety Assured training. Personnel from all DHF member companies which manufacture, install and maintain industrial doors and garage doors will be attending the DHF safety diploma training scheme courses, to be held throughout 2016.

The courses cover all aspects of door safety – from initial risk assessment to testing and commissioning – so that training candidates can obtain their DHF safety diplomas. Topics covered include law and regulations, use of standards, risk assessment, testing and inspection, documentation, repair and maintenance. Managers, engineers, installers and maintainers can attend.

This follows the DHF powered gate safety diploma scheme. Over the past two years more than 500 personnel involved in the safety of automatically controlled powered gates, including installers, inspectors and those responsible for gate maintenance, have completed gate safety training courses.

The DHF represents industrial, commercial and garage doors and automated gate manufacturers, as well as UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware. Also, the DHF has added audit inspectors and a training officer.

DHF CEO Bob Perry said: “Our vision has been to establish DHF member companies as the recognised source of products and services which are legally compliant and are both quality and safety assured. The forthcoming expansion of our training programme is a significant step to us achieving this ambition. ‘Raising standards’ has long been the clarion call underpinning our drive for higher quality and compliance.

“Specifiers, contractors and end users are benefitting from the knowledge that the level of safety, quality and compliance of all our members is reinforced by comprehensive training and is subject to rigorous audit and inspection.

“Our success in achieving this is being increasingly recognised in the marketplace. There must be no place in our industry for untrained personnel who supply and install unsafe and illegal products.”

The DHF reports now more than 300 members; visit: www.dhfonline.org.uk.


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