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Dock leveller training


dhf offers 2 different training courses for installation and maintenance companies in the field of dock levellers. Please read the descriptions below carefully to ensure that you book the correct course.

Level 2 Award in Dock Leveller Safety

This course is intended for installation and maintenance engineers of dock levellers.  Completion of this course provides the learner with the knowledge of how to install a safe and compliant product. 

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/media/training/library/abbe_logo.jpgFormal accreditation can be added to this course, see details about dhf course accreditation here.


Level 2 Award in Dock Leveller Safety and

Level 4 Award in Legislation for managers

The course, which is conducted over 2 days, is intended for managers and persons responsible for legal compliance within their organisation, with influence to change legal compliance processes. It is 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.

This course will provide delegates with a greater understanding of legislation affecting the supply, installation, inspection, risk assessment, maintenance, and repair of dock levellers, automated gates, traffic barriers, industrial doors and garage doors. The course also focuses on technical safety procedures, covering all aspects of dock leveller safety, from initial risk assessment through to force testing. It will ensure that installers and managers are fully conversant with all relevant safety regulations, can prepare a technical file and can issue a Declaration of Conformity.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already taken the Level 4 Award in Legislation for another 2-day course offered by DHF then you do not need to take the combined course again and only the Level 2 Award in Dock Leveller Safety is required.

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Additional information

Please note: it is assumed that anyone attending either course will already have a working knowledge of the installation process. Neither course covers the actual installation of dock levellers. Furthermore, although electrical safety is covered during both courses, the training does not provide the detailed electrical knowledge associated with the installation of dock levellers. 

We recommend that those with barriers to learning such as dyslexia or difficulty in reading and writing to please inform dhf training staff before attending a course, so additional support can be provided where required.

All courses are run on a pass/fail basis and marked independently. No communication will be entered into with the trainer.

Terms and conditions apply to all dhf training. For queries related to training, please email the training department at

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