The Door and Hardware Federation News

Door & Hardware Federation announces seminars safety and legal responsibilities for automated products owners

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), is highlighting the importance of safety – and legal responsibilities – for owners of automated products through a series of free two-hour Zoom seminars. The first seminar, held on 23rd September, and delivered by DHF’s Senior Training and Compliance Officer, Nick Perkins, offered a guide for owners and managers of industrial doors, garage doors, powered gates and traffic barriers, including vehicle/loading bay doors, and vertically acting...

ASSA ABLOY releases a white paper discussing why specifiers should care about inclusive design for doors

When talking about inclusive design, many people immediately think of those with a disability or specific, specialist requirements. While inclusive design encompasses the needs of these people, its key objective is to make a site inclusive for all, no matter what. In fact, despite public perception and the wheelchair being the symbol for accessibility, less than 8 per cent of disabilities require the use of a wheelchair. Whether it’s the elderly, disabled or children, everyone should be a...

Mul-T-Lock’s Break Secure 3DS anti-snap cylinder excels in providing residential security

With 73% of all domestic burglaries occurring through a door, it is now more important than ever that maximum-security locks are in place to offer protection from potential break-ins. Mul-T-Lock’s coveted Break Secure 3DS anti-snap cylinder has been specially designed to help locksmiths meet consumer demand for high security locks, and now it has excelled in recent tests – surpassing the British Standard Kitemark BS EN 1303:2015 test 10 times over. To achieve the highest Grade 6 in...

Door Hardware Federation launches courses via its digital training facility during the time of lockdown

In response to the continuing COVID-19 issue, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has launched its digital training facility, enabling its audience to purchase training courses, online. Following government recommendations, DHF ceased its face-to-face training the week commencing 23rd March and has responded swiftly to a continuing need to provide training to its members and the wider public. With training very much the ‘backbone’ of DHF’s function, it has been essential to a...

Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) reflects upon 2019 as one of its most successful years

Tamworth-based trade association, the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF), is reflecting on what has been one of its most successful years to date. In 2015, the pro-active federation had under 300 members on its books, but just alone in the past five years that number has seen considerable growth across every area of the organisation with more than 500 members. It remains the oldest trade association in the industry, and the ‘go to’ body for technical knowledge, information, advice, a...

Door and Hardware Federation announces plans to launch new safety seminar at 2020 FIT Show

Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that it will be launching a new safety seminar this year at the 2020 FIT Show at the NEC in May. The free seminar is specifically aimed at those with responsibility for automated gates and industrial doors and will take the form of a two-hour session.  In addition, the pro-active federation has produced a free ‘owners guide’ entitled: Guidance for owners and managers of Industrial Doors, Garage Doors, Powered Gates and Traffic Ba...

Door & Hardware Federation announces launch of CSCS-approved card partner scheme

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has, this week, launched its CSCS-approved card partner scheme in collaboration with the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA). The DHF CSCS card provision is for those who work with industrial doors, domestic garage doors, automated gates & traffic barriers and metal or timber doors. CSCS cards for construction workers “Whilst not a legislative requirement, CSCS cards are supported by the government and pr...

Door & Hardware Federation's automated gate safety campaign 'Gate Safety Week' becomes 'Gate Safety Month'

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that its automated gate safety campaign, Gate Safety Week, has become Gate Safety Month. The Tamworth-based trade association launched the initiative in 2014; since then, the campaign has received increasing national attention and the support of some of the most influential organisations in the security, enforcement, inspection, education and safety sectors, such as HSE and The British Safety Council.  “Such is the profile of Gate Sa...

DHF publishes new document, TS 007-2:2019 - Enhanced security for mechatronic cylinders

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has published a new downloadable document for the building and hardware sector, named TS 007 - 2:2019 - Enhanced security for mechatronic cylinders and/or associated hardware. Security for mechatronic cylinders New door assemblies are covered by PAS 24 and complete mechatronic lock assemblies by DHF TS 621DHF's new Technical Specification (produced in association with the Glass and Glazing Federation) has been prepared fol...

DHF offers Ofqual regulated and ABBE-accredited one-day training courses for installers

Tamworth-based trade association, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation), has announced that it is the very first UK organisation to offer an official theory-based qualification for three of the industries it serves. The ABBE-accredited one-day training courses for those working in the automated gate, industrial door and domestic garage door sectors, is approved and regulated by Ofqual, the Government Office of Examination Regulation, and is a benefit described by DHF’s Commercial Manager, P...

DHF’s Best Practice Guide for Key Copy Protection offers information on minimising the risk of security breach

DHF has announced the launch of its Best Practice Guide entitled: How to obtain Key Copy Protection: security and protection advice regarding copying of keys which offers information on minimising the risk of a security breach by preventing the unauthorised copying of keys.  To copy a key, it is necessary to obtain a suitable key “blank” onto which the individual key code can be copied. Many generic key blanks are readily available to UK locksmiths and key cutters, making obtai...

DHF appoints Security Access Systems’ Martin Keelagher as the Chairman of ‘Automated Gate Group’

Director of his family business, Security Access Systems, Martin Keelagher, has been named as the new Chairman of DHF's (Door & Hardware Federation) ‘Automated Gate Group’. Martin’s new position was confirmed this month by DHF’s CEO, Bob Perry. The Automated Gate Group was formed in 2009 in response to requests from the Health and Safety Executive. The government safety organisation sought an industry-wide trade body that would develop higher standards of safety for...