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Important COVID-19 Pandemic Updates from DHF

COVID-19 Updates

If you are a dhf member, please visit the dhf Member News area for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 from dhf.

As you are no doubt aware, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected all of us across the UK, and dhf is no exception.

Face-To-Face Training Bookings Now Being Taken

dhf is proud to announce that training dates at the dhf Training Academy have been published to the end of 2020 for anyone interested in safety training for their staff, engineers and operatives.

dhf is unique in that it maintains its own Training Academy - a bespoke, separate building completely separate from the office staff where training delegates can attend courses in a freestanding facility. This allows dhf to maintain a high level of safety for all training delegates and dhf staff.

A multitude of safety considerations and processes have been undertaken to ready the Training Academy for classes. A full risk assessment has been undertaken and all dhf facilities have been certified COVID-19 Secure. The dhf Training Academy, which normally accommodates up to 25 people, has been restricted to just 6 delegates to maintain a two-metre distance. Hand sanitiser, face coverings and gloves are available for all attendees, and there is plenty of outdoor space to enable members to park safely and at a distance. The academy is also thoroughly deep cleaned following each day's course.

The two-day diploma course, normally spread over two consecutive days, is now split over the course of a week, so candidates will not need to stay overnight to complete any courses, and exams will be undertaken in the usual way.

dhf would like to remind anyone interested in courses that furloughed workers are allowed to attend training courses - this does not violate any provisions of the furlough programme.

Courses can be booked online right now at

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Online Training Available

At the start of the Government-mandated lockdown, DHF postponed all face-to-face training courses but moved quickly to provide online video training, which is available now for training delegates across the UK.

The one-day, Level 2 Award courses in Automated Gate & Traffic Barrier Safety and Industrial & Garage Door Safety, ideal for installers, have been filmed and edited to enable dhf to share knowledge with its learners. Once purchased, each candidate will be able to view the units at their leisure over a 14-day access period starting from the purchase date. There are five modules in each course and these can be viewed as many times as is necessary. Further classes will be available in the future. Online training can be booked here.

Online Web Conferencing Available

Face-to-face meetings are cancelled for the time being, however dhf members have been conducting online web conferencing for the past several weeks. dhf will continue to follow Government advice as to when face-to-face courses and meetings will continue.

Please Follow DHF Updates

dhf is actively updating official social media portals with daily information via the DHF website as well as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. Follow us for all news and updates we release during this time.

As usual, dhf staff remain committed to helping its members as much as possible during this time. DHF members have additional valuable  information from partners including Citation and Croner; please login to the Member Area for this information and downloads that will assist you.

Contact DHF

Although the dhf office is now open, we are operating with a small number of staff in the office on a rota basis. The rest of the dhf staff are working from home wherever possible. Therefore, dhf are still not at full strength so please bear with us if your email or telephone message is not responded to in the usual timely manner. 

All dhf staff that are working from home remain fully connected to all the systems that keep dhf 100% operational. You can contact dhf through all of the usual methods:


Technical queries

Training booking queries

Membership queries

Other information


Our main number is now being answered, however you can also contact specific members of the dhf team - visit our People Behind the Scenes page for direct mobile numbers.

Further Information

As always, dhf will keep its members up to date with the latest information as and when we get it.  In the meantime, please stay safe and well and as always, dhf look forward to seeing everyone at meetings and training courses when the time is right.

Build UK Information

dhf members can access Build UK Coronavirus information for helpful advice at this time.

If you are a dhf member, please visit the dhf Member News area for the latest updates regarding COVID-19 from dhf.

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