The training scheme is the latest initiative by the DHF Powered Gate Group in its drive to increase safety levels of powered automatic gates.
In February, a further 16 delegates were put through their paces during the intensive two-day course held at NICE UK Ltd, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. They completed a number of training modules, covering all aspects of gate safety from initial risk assessment through to force testing, in order to obtain their coveted DHF Gate Safety Diplomas.
The training scheme was launched in September 2013. It will be compulsory for all DHF members who supply and install powered gates or powered gate equipment to put their personnel through the scheme.
It was put in place by the Powered Gate Group which was set up by the DHF to educate and promote the safe and responsible design, manufacture and installation of automatic gates.
Said Andy Holz, chairman of the DHF Powered Gate Group:
“This is the industry's only scheme to offer this depth of training and is now recognised as the premier qualification for powered gate installers and inspectors.
“Increasingly, architects and specifiers are choosing products and installation from DHF Powered Gate Group members in recognition of the leading position the group occupies in the industry.”
The DHF Gate Safety Diploma training scheme is open to all personnel responsible for installation, assessment and inspection of powered gates. Training courses have now been arranged for April, May and June. For more information on dates and venues visit www.dhfpoweredgategroup.co.uk .
The DHF represents all the key players in industrial, commercial and garage doors and gates, as well as the leading UK manufacturers and suppliers of building hardware, locks and architectural ironmongery.
With the ultimate aim of maintaining and raising quality standards throughout the industry, all DHF members must meet minimum standards of competence and customer service. They all operate within a Code of Conduct governing standards of workmanship, quality assurance, training, safety business integrity and CE marking compliance.
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