Safety first!  DHF continues its drive for higher standards when selecting flat entrance doorsets
One year ago, DHF (Door & Hardware Federation) announced a joint collaboration with Secured by Design (SBD) and the Fire Industry Association (FIA), to publish a joint document on fire safety.  The publication: A Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorsets; A publication for housing associations, landlords, building owners and local authorities in England, brings together the very best industry advice in one straightforward document, highlighting the fundamental issues of fire safety and security for those selecting fire doorsets and enabling greater lucidity in an increasingly complicated market.   
DHF has been – and continues to be - one of the industry’s loudest and most persistent voices in its drive for third-party certification of manufacture, installation, maintenance and inspection of fire, smoke and security doorsets for correctly installed and maintained fire doorsets.  Indeed, ensuring that these function correctly in the event of a fire, is critical to help save lives – and property.  
“We believe certification remains the best and only option to ensure that effective quality products are delivered to market, providing additional assurance of performance; we work continually to ensure that those with responsibility (such as facilities and property managers) are fully aware of the legalities and moral duties they face when it comes to fire door maintenance,” explains DHF’s DHF logoCommercial Manager, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens. 
The federation’s on-going collaboration with BRE Academy to deliver comprehensive courses that provide a thorough understanding of the regulations and standards applying to fire doors, is very much a part of that continuing commitment.  DHF remains an industry leader through its series of well-structured and inclusive training programmes, and in 2019, 100 inspection and installation of metal or timber fire door courses were held in conjunction with BRE Academy.  
“We are delighted to continue our important work with BRE; our partnership goes from strength to strength,” says Patricia.
The guidance document, A Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorsets; A publication for housing associations, landlords, building owners and local authorities in England, can be accessed on DHF’s website: https://www.dhfonline.org.uk/
 

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