The Door and Hardware Federation News

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...

DHF, SBD and FIA publish guidance document for selecting flat entrance doorsets

In an unprecedented collaboration within the fire and security industry, three not-for-profit organisations with expertise in fire and security doorsets have combined their knowledge to offer guidance on a newly-published document on flat entrance doorsets. The joint publication: ‘A Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorsets; A publication for housing associations, landlords, building owners and local authorities in England’, relates to new doorsets and is the product of DHF (Door &...

DHF announces more robust procedures for companies wishing to join its membership

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) announces that it has introduced more robust procedures for companies wishing to join its membership following a ‘bumper year’. The Tamworth-based trade association is renowned industry-wide for its tireless and on-going efforts in raising standards and levels of safety across the sector, and this latest pronouncement is further testament to these continuing endeavours. Legally compliant products The new procedures, which started on 1st October...

DHF releases Best Practice Guide for locks and building hardware sector covering British Standard for durability, strength and functionality

DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) has released a new Best Practice Guide for the locks and building hardware industry covering the British Standard for Mechanically Operated Push-Button Locksets (BS 8607:2014 + A1:2016). The Standard sets out the requirements and test methods for durability, strength and also functionality. Classification of the Mechanically Operated Push-Button locksets is in five grades. Products tested to BS 8607 incorporate specific performance grades from BS EN 12...

DHF calls for improved compliance with regards to automated gate safety ahead of ‘Gate Safety Week’

On the eve of its fifth ‘Gate Safety Week’ initiative, Tamworth-based trade association, the Door & Hardware Federation, (DHF) is calling for continued commitment to improving industry compliance with regards to automated gate safety. The organisation, founded in 1897, and renowned UK-wide as the independent voice of authority on automated gate safety, is reinforcing its on-going message that only by undertaking comprehensive training and adhering to technical specifications and...