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About Automated Gates & Traffic 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 Month.

dhf provides its members with the latest information and training on safety and legisilation.

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

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

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dhf training

dhf  launched the Automated Gate & Traffic Barrier training courses in 2013. Today the Level 2 Award in Safety + Level 4 Award in Legislation combined course is a condition of membership, all members of dhf who operate in automated gates undergo training.

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

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Latest news

01 December 2023

DHF urges caution regarding gate and barrier safety following fatality

DHF is urging caution with regards to gate and barrier safety, following the death of a Weston's Cider employee due to a barrier crash.

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23 November 2023

DHF launches new Security & Emergency Exit Doorsets course

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that it will be launching a new course entitled Security & Emergency Exit Doorsets (non-fire)

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