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Why Join dhf?

Specifiers and end users of industrial and commercial building products, and domestic customers, increasingly want the reassurance of quality, safety and compliance with legislation when choosing products. Membership of a progressive trade association allows you to demonstrate exactly that to your customers.

Full membership of dhf allows you to use the dhf logo, attend various meetings, take advantage of discounted training, be promoted with your own page on the website, access members' only publications and obtain member benefits from various providers.  It also shows your customers that you meet the criteria required, thus providing potential customers the peace of mind and assurance that they’ve selected a reputable company.

Joining dhf also gives members a voice when lobbying government, standards bodies, etc.

What does affiliate dhf membership status mean?

Affiliate membership is granted for one of two reasons:

  1. You haven't yet met all of the criteria of full membership - such as training requirements completed and a satisfactory CCA (Complimentary Conformity Assessment)
  2. You haven't been trading long enough to provide the accounts history required

Upon joining dhf you will automatically become an affiliate member.  If you operate in either the industrial/garage door or automated gate & traffic barrier industries you will be required to undertake the relevant dhf training in that area. It is a criteria of membership that at least one person who is in an area of responsibility and can change processes within the organisation attends the relevant 2-day Diploma course and, if you work in all of these industries then you need to do both courses. More information on this can be found on the training pages.

Once training has been completed and the learning has been integrated into your business you will have a CCA carried out by a Senior Training & Compliance Officer (learn more about the CCA below).

Affiliate membership status doesn't limit your interaction or from accessing the majority of the benefits of membership, including training discounts (if applicable), invitation to meetings and access to the members’ area of the dhf website.

An affiliate member will not however, have their own dedicated page on the dhf website and cannot use the dhf logo, nor claim to be a dhf member in any other way be it verbally or written.

What is a CCA and does my company need one?

A CCA or Complimentary Conformity Assessment is an integral part of the dhf membership process and is conducted prior to a company becoming a FULL dhf member. If you are not an installer/maintainer and you have a QMS certified to ISO 9001, then it may, in some cases, be possible to waive the requirement for a visit and a phone call may suffice.

It is either carried out in person or in some cases virtually.  It comprises a list of requirements that your organisation should be doing to be compliant.  It assess whether your technical files and processes in the organisation are compliant and that you fully understand your legal obligations if you are an installation or maintenance company.

The CCA is intended to be an informative process and dhf will work with the company in achieving legislative and standards compliance if needed.  It is not an audit that can be used for any ISO or similar, quality marks.  It does not form a QMS (Quality Management System) but it may complement one.

When are you granted FULL membership status?

Full dhf membership is granted once all the above criteria has been met and you will be notified that your company has been moved to full membership status soon after.  You will then be required to provide the products and services you provide and in what extent by means of completing a product survey.  You will also need to provide your logo and a short description of your business to appear on the website.

Do you qualify for membership?

To become a member of dhf you must be carrying out a business in one or more of these activities: manufacture, installation, repair, maintenance, component supply, testing, certification, distribution, other professional advice or service of:

What does membership cost?

SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020-21

Relevant products for turnover calculations

The cost of membership varies dependent on turnover of relevant products.  The annual turnover declaration should cover all the product categories listed above, including supply, installation, repair & maintenance, components, related products and services.  Consideration will be given to applications from outside of the UK and Ireland.

Annual turnover (UK & Ireland)

 (£s)

£

Annual turnover (UK & Ireland)

(£s)

£

min

max

 

min

max

 

0

500,000

490

10,000,001

30,000,000

5,150

500,001

1,000,000

770

30,000,001

50,000,000

6,180

1,000,001

1,500,000

1,030

50,000,001

70,000,000

7,210

1,500,001

2,000,000

1,390

70,000,001

100,000,000

8,240

2,000,001

3,000,000

1,800

100,000,001

150,000,000

9,270

3,000,001

5,000,000

2,370

150,000,001

200,000,000

10,300

5,000,001

7,000,000

3,300

200,000,001

250,000,000

11,330

7,000,001

10,000,000

4,120

Over 250,000,001

 

12,360

ALL THE ABOVE ARE SUBJECT TO VAT AT THE CURRENT RATE

 

For further information regarding membership benefits, membership criteria, and to apply for membership please complete the short form below and we will send you a dhf membership pack and application form by email.

Read the dhf Memorandum & Articles of Association.

Read the dhf Code of Conduct.

Apply for membership form

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