Saturday, 8 October 2011

DHF Roller shutter safety guide is top download choice of specifiers and contractors

A best practice guide which is helping raise roller shutter safety standards is the most popular download from the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) website, .

A total of 4,000 copies of the DHF Best Practice Guide for the Methods of Restraining Roller Shutter Door Barrels were downloaded in the last three month period.
It has consistently taken first place in the “top ten downloads” from the DHF site.

The Health & Safety Executive-endorsed document is a comprehensive guide to improving the methods of restraining roller shutter door barrels. It details the design characteristics which must be considered when specifying or supplying roller shutter door barrels.

An HSE inquiry into accidents involving industrial doors and shutters produced by non DHF members led to the production of the best practice guide, said DHF general manager and secretary Michael Skelding.

“We’ve been advising our own members on the correct installation and use of power operated shutters and doors for many years. But it’s also our role to provide guidance to specifiers on current best practice in the design, manufacture and installation of shutters and on the safe specification and use of our members’ products. The wide use of this guide helps continue to raise safety standards throughout the industry.”

The HSE inquiry noted that accidents could occur when industrial doors or shutters were struck by moving vehicles or had experienced internal failure or malfunction of the support structure.

The DHF best practice guide spells out what design modifications should be made to prevent relative movement between the support plates and barrel shaft.

Download a free copy from this link

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