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    dhf works tirelessly to improve the quality and safety of automated gates

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    On the campaign trail

    dhf's dedicated ‘Gate Safety’ initiative

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    Reasons why dhf members are your best choice by far

About automated gates & barriers

Many of us usually think of industrial premises when we think of automated gates, but this is changing.  The vast availability and reduction in cost of automated gates means that residential properties and school premises are progressively choosing this option for security and value benefits. 

With the increased demand for gates, comes the dangers of not using them correctly or not having them maintained regularly. That’s why we introduced our own gate safety initiative, Gate Safety Week.

dhf provides its members with the latest information and training on safety and maintenance that will ensure that if you select a dhf member, your safety is assured.

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Domestic

Residential driveway gates and other domestic automated products for use in the home.

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Commercial

Electric access, security gates, pedestrian gates for commercial and industrial use.

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dhf training

dhf  launched the Automated Gate Safety Diploma training course in 2013 and it is a condition of membership that all members of dhf who operate in automated gates undergo training.

The 2-day course is aimed at owners; managers; and supervisors who are responsible for legal compliance within their gate companies.

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Automated Gates & Barriers news

27 July 2017

New branding and website launch mark dhf’s 120th anniversary

dhf launches its new website giving it a whole new image

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23 June 2017

New dhf 'Best Practice Guide' set to raise standards

dhf has published a new 'Best Practice Guide' which is deemed a 'must read'

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