dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) has announced it will soon welcome a new member to its training team.
Mike Lee will join the organisation as a full-time trainer at the beginning of July. Mike, who has extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of automatic gates, will deliver safety courses across the UK and Ireland. He will join a training team of three at the organisation’s head office in Tamworth. The new post has been created as a result of the unprecedented uptake of dhf’s training courses, with more than 1200 individuals having now successfully completed the organisation’s Safety Diploma scheme.
dhf pioneered the Safety Diploma scheme in September 2013, with the introduction of training for those responsible for the safety of automated controlled powered gates. At the beginning of 2016, it then expanded its training offering with courses for personnel employed by industrial door companies and garage door companies.
The courses, which cover specific elements relevant to the industry, are currently delivered throughout the UK at various locations by the dhf training team. More than 1000 people have now completed the two-day automated gate training course, more than 180 have qualified on the two-day industrial door training course and more than 65 on the one-day garage door training course. A further one-day industrial door training course will be launched later this year.
Representing the key players in the industrial/commercial door, garage door and automated gate sectors, dhf says the on-going uptake of its Safety Diploma scheme is a key part in its ambitious plan to continue to significantly raise safety standards.
“We look forward to welcoming Mike to the organisation,” commented dhf chief executive, Bob Perry. “With a vast amount of knowledge in the automated gate industry, he joins a very experienced team. dfh is committed to raising standards through its extensive range of training programmes and the increasing demand for these fully demonstrates our commitment to improving safety. Specifiers, contractors and end users are increasingly recognising that the level of safety, quality and compliance offered by our member companies is reinforced through comprehensive training. There can be no place in our industry for inexpert personnel who supply and install unsafe, illegal products.”