DHF’s free accreditation upgrades on industrial and garage door safety courses


The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has offered free accreditation upgrades on its industrial and garage door safety courses this month. 

Promoted as part of a ‘safety month’ campaign, the idea is to raise awareness of the importance of continued safe installation, repair and maintenance in both the industrial door and domestic garage door sector. 

The upgrades apply to all of the Tamworth-based trade association’s one-day Level 2 Industrial & Garage Door Safety courses and also the first day of its Level 2 Industrial & Garage Door Safety and Level 4 in Industrial & Garage Door legislation combined course. 

DHF offers two different Level 2 safety courses. The first is the Level 2 Award in Automated Gate and Traffic Barrier Safety and the second is the Level 2 Award in Industrial and Garage Door Safety. Previously known as the one-day Certificates, the two courses are intended for installation and maintenance engineers who work with gates and traffic barriers or industrial and garage doors.

The Level 2 Industrial & Garage Door Safety and Level 4 in Industrial & Garage Door legislation combined course (previously known as the two-day Diplomas) is intended for persons responsible for legal compliance within an organisation, with influence to change processes. 

DHF says it is ideally suited for those individuals who must compile O&M manuals and instruction and technical files, as well as those who exercise general supervision over installation and maintenance operatives and engineers.

The trade association is an Approved Assessment Centre for ABBE (Awarding Body for the Built Environment) and its accredited courses are the first in the industry to be offered as a theory-based course. The Level 2 Awards complement the NVQ but don’t replace it.

DHF says that the free upgrade, which is worth £50, will be automatically added to both its face-to-face courses held at the Tamworth Academy and the trade association’s Distance Learning Programme (DLP) training courses during January.

‘DHF’s “gate safety week” campaign (later renamed “gate safety month”) was launched in 2014 and has become a year-round campaign to raise awareness and educate the public and industrial professionals on the dangers of poor installation and maintenance of automated gates,’ says DHF’s Head of Commercial Operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.

‘By promoting a similar safety message for industrial and garage doors each January, we can hopefully achieve the same level of responsiveness and recognition across the industry.’ 

Image credit | DHF



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