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Training overview

dhf training overview 
dhf is committed to raising standards by providing a suite of training programmes that provide delegates with a greater understanding of legislation affecting supply, installation, maintenance and repair relevant to the industry.

COVID-19 Notice - dhf has put several procedures in place to enable the safety of our students and staff. More information can be found here.

dhf training

dhf offers two types of courses for those working in the fields of automated gates & barriers or industrial & garage doors:

  • Level 2 Awards in Safety for installation & maintenance engineers
  • Level 4 Awards in Legislation for managers

Please read the descriptions below carefully to ensure that you select the correct course.

Training for installers & maintenance engineers

dhf offers two different safety courses:

  • Level 2 Award in Automated Gate & Traffic Barrier Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Industrial & Garage Door Safety

The Level 2 Award in Safety courses (previously known as the 1-day Certificates) are intended for installation and maintenance engineers working with gates & traffic barriers or industrial & garage doors. The classroom course is conducted over 1 day, from 9 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

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For those seeking a formal qualification, learners have the option to upgrade to accreditation

For in-depth information about specific courses, see the relevant page below:

Training for managers

For those in a managerial position, dhf offers a Level 2 Award in Safety and a Level 4 Award in Legislation combined course. Please note that the Level 4 Award in Legislation course is not available separately; it must be taken after completing the Level 2 Award in Safety.

These combined courses (previously known as the 2-day Diplomas) are intended for persons responsible for legal compliance within their organisation, with influence to change processes. Ideally suited for those who must compile O&M manuals and instruction & technical files, and those who exercise general supervision over installation and maintenance operatives and engineers.

The classroom course for supervisors & managers is conducted over 2 days from 9 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

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For those seeking a formal qualification, learners have the option to upgrade to accreditation

For in-depth information about specific courses, see the relevant page below:

Online training available through the dhf Distance Learning Programme

An ideal way to obtain safety training if unable to travel or attend classroom courses, the dhf Distance Learning Programme (DLP) offers training courses that match our classroom courses. Training delegates can learn at their own pace through professionally edited videos, engage with dhf trainers in individual 1-to-1 sessions and take their exam online. Adding accreditation is an option for those seeking a formal qualification. Find out more about the Distance Learning Programme here.

Virtual Training Academy

dhf maintains an online Training Academy that offers refresher courses. The refresher courses are provided at dhfonline.academy and are available to all dhf training delegates for 3 years after successful completion of their classroom or DLP training. Details including how to login to the dhf virtual Training Academy are provided upon successful completion of each training course.

On-site Training Academy

dhf hosts its own on-site self-contained training facility at the Tamworth location. The COVID-Secure dhf Training Academy can host up to 12 delegates with social distancing measures (up to 25 delegates without distancing measures), has ample parking and is based just 4 miles from junction 11 off the M42.

On-site Training Academy
The dhf Training Academy at Tamworth

Training fees

The cost of our 1-day courses are £250 for dhf members and £350 for non-members, and the cost of our 2-day courses are £385 for dhf members and £545 for non-members (all prices are exclusive of VAT).

 

"We are committed to giving our engineers the best training possible to ensure they are working to current best practice and complying with latest legislation. We take Health & Safety very seriously that is the reason why we have put in excess of 50 engineers  through the Automated Gate Group Safety Diploma." dhf member

 

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