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Door & Hardware Federation reinstates its on-site face-to-face training

Published: 29 May 2020 - Victoria White

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that, from 1st June, it will be reinstating its on-site face-to-face training sessions.  With the building industry’s activity getting back up to full speed, the federation will be leading the way by holding face-to-face training classes at its academy in Tamworth, a self-contained building on its own premises. 

“Following a full risk assessment on the premises, a small skeletal staff has now returned to DHF’s head office, albeit adhering to social distancing measures,” explains Head of Commercial Operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens.  “These safety measures have also been extended to our spacious training academy; we are extremely lucky to be able to provide this facility to our learners, particularly at this time.  DHF has taken advice from other training facilitators across the UK and is confident it will offer delegates a safe and secure environment whilst they continue with their learning.”

The trade association has already contacted those who had booked training courses, to offer them the option to resume face-to-face classes.  Ordinarily, DHF’s training academy accommodates up to 25 people; however, given the necessity to maintain a two-metre distance, the number of delegates on each course has been restricted to six.  Hand sanitiser will be available for all attendees, face coverings (if requested) and there is plenty of outdoor space to enable members to park safely and at a distance.  The academy will be thoroughly deep cleaned following each course.

“Courses will be filled on a first come first served basis and slots are already booking up quickly,” says Patricia.  “The two-day course will be split over the course of a week, so candidates will not need to stay overnight to complete this course.  Exams will be undertaken in the usual way.  DHF has taken every precaution necessary to ensure a safe and rewarding learning experience for all, and we are delighted to be able to resume as much of a normal service as we can at this time.”

Courses can be booked online at; in addition, DHF has announced a special offer for would-be members who will receive a 10% discount on the first year of membership if booked before the end of July 2020.

Source: Industrial Compliance

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