The Door and Hardware Federation News

DHF moves operations to Tamworth with enhanced training academy and facilities

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has located its operations to a new and improved facility on the outskirts of Tamworth. ‘The Barn’ at ‘Shuttington Fields Farm’ has been home to the trade association since 3rd September and offers significantly larger office space, together with a state-of-the-art training academy and parking for more than 40 cars. It is located just four miles from junction 11 of the M42. The move has been prompted by DHF’s tremendous growth in...

DHF recommends factory-prepared timber doorsets for safety

Door & Hardware Federation’s (DHF) Timber Doorset Group has produced a comprehensive guide to the benefits of ‘factory prepared complete timber doorsets’. The group actively promotes the commercial and legal benefits of specifying complete timber doorsets, as opposed to purchasing individual components from various sources; they are then made up on site. With an all-inclusive list of benefits now available in an easy-to-download publication, it is anticipated that building...

DHF releases code of practice for industrial door sector

A new code of practice (DHF TS 012:2018) designed to raise standards of safety in the industrial door industry has been announced by Tamworth-based trade association, the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF). The Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Installation and Maintenance of Industrial Doors and Domestic Garage Doors (DHF TS 012:2018) is the 13th in a series of DHF technical specifications covering the range of industry sectors represented by DHF and is available as a free download...

DHF launches new website and logo to commemorate its 120th anniversary

Tamworth-based trade association, dhf (Door and Hardware Federation), has announces the launch of its new branding and website, as it celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. Identifying a need to bring its logo, literature, and website up to date, dhf has embraced a sympathetic move forward, without forgetting its roots. Over time, it is anticipated that dhf will be easily identifiable from the layout, colours, categories, and style of its new branding, culminating in a strong professional i...

DHF’s new ‘Best Practice Guide’ to managing the maintenance, repair and modification process raises standards

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has published a new ‘Best Practice Guide’, which has been deemed an industry ‘must-read’. Developed following detailed consultations with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and using simple terms, the document is entitled Management of Maintenance, Modification and Repair of Industrial Doors, Domestic Garage Doors, Automated Gates & Traffic Barriers. The comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide, is currently available to downloa...

DHF to focus on education sector, announces dates for Gate Safety Week 2017

The Gate Safety Week campaign aims to spread awareness about the dangers of unsafe gates DHF has announced the dates of this year’s Gate Safety Week as 9th - 15th October, 2017. The campaign, a DHF initiative launched in 2014, is an on-going crusade aimed at creating awareness about the installation and maintenance of automated gates. Year-long activity culminates in a week of intense campaigning each October, with the initiative growing steadily over the past three year...

Timber gate death sparks new DHF plea to check all gates for safety

It is vital that all gates are structurally sound, regularly maintained and inspected for safety on a regular basis With the DHF initiative, ‘Gate Safety Week’, now well underway, the Tamworth-based trade association is urging the industry to be aware of its responsibilities in ensuring that all gates are safe for use. The appeal follows the recent death of a 49-year-old tradesman, when a timber gate fell on him at a residential address in Lincolnshire on 9 March....

DHF searches for face of 2017 Gate Safety campaign

Gate Safety Week aims to raise awareness of the dangers posed by incorrectly installed automated gates Safety campaigners are once again mounting a high-profile drive to reduce the risks posed by unsafe automated gates – and this time school children will be playing a critically important role. The DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), the trade association which represents the automated gate industry, is looking for a school to be the "face" of this year's Gate Safety...

DHF aids BBC TV's Watchdog expose rogue garage door traders

In the programme, Watchdog exposed one company that fitted a garage door which subsequently fell, injuring the person who was walking into the garage Watchdog, the BBC TV consumer programme that exposes rogue traders, called on the DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) for expert help when it turned the spotlight on dodgy domestic garage doors. The DHF is the trade association representing the leading manufacturers and installers of garage doors in the UK. On the Wednesday (No...

DHF clears confusion regarding CE marking of external doorset

Every EN 14351-1 external doorset must be supported by a Declaration of Performance In a bid to clear up confusion in the marketplace regarding CE marking of external doorsets with security performance attributes, the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) is advising its members on the legal situation. Confusion has occurred because some door suppliers are claiming CE marking is not necessary for external pedestrian doorsets that have third-party security ratings such as to LP...

Foodles Production (UK) Ltd fined £1.6 million after metal door injures actor Harrison Ford

The Door & Hardware Federation is the industry body representing the metal door and powered gate sectors The company responsible for a metal door that badly injured actor Harrison Ford on a Pinewood Studios film set has been fined £1.6 million. Ford was struck by a metal door during the production of a Star Wars film. Foodles Production (UK) Ltd, owned by Disney, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to two charges brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Th...

DHF develops TS 007 domestic door security standard to defeat lock attack

The BSI Kitemarked TS 007 cylinder solution withstands picking, drilling, snapping, bumping, and plug extraction A row over the online sale of lock picks and other thieves' tools to the general public has accelerated interest amongst locksmiths and security professionals in locks that successfully resist attack. Police chiefs have expressed concern over the ready availability of lock picks and similar devices and have criticised one leading online retailer for selling equipme...