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Company Fined After Gate Falls on Security Guard

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022

An electrical company has been fined €20,000 (with prosecution costs of over €12,000) for failing to carry out the necessary research on the rolling electric gate which fell and fatally injured a 44-year-old security guard in Co. Meath, Ireland in 2016. The guard was crushed to death by the one tonne gate after he tried […]

DHF Restarts Ireland Training

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Following a two-year ‘pause’ as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced its plan to resume its training programme in the Republic of Ireland. This follows a meeting held in Dublin with Ireland-based members, DHF’s head of commercial operations, Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, general manager & secretary, Michael Skelding, and senior […]

Child Safety Top of Locinox List

Last updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Child safety is at the centre of the latest Locinox product – the new Guardima magnetic lock. With the latch at one and a half metres height, the latest innovation from the Belgium manufacturer prevents children up to five years old from opening the gate without supervision. The development of the Guardima comes as demand […]

New UK Structure ‘Delivering’

Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The chief executive officer of Heras has spoken of the company’s sales upturn and its ambitions for its UK division following the introduction of a new structure and a simplification of its product portfolio. On a visit to the UK’s head office in Doncaster, Netherlands-based Gilles Rabot (pictured) said the permanent UK division of the […]

EasyGates Continues to Play Part

Last updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

A decade on and the automatic barrier and access control industry is taking time to reflect on the the ‘DHF Guide to gate safety legislation and standards’. A key document for the industry, it was produced by the DHF with extensive contribution from EasyGates Ltd of Halesowen and ASO Safety Solutions. It was produced following […]

New Warning to Gate Industry

Last updated: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has today urged all companies with responsibilities for the safety of automated gates, including owners, managers, and service providers, to ensure that they fully understand the applicable safety standards and apply them. The warning comes following a report regarding a woman who was injured by an automated gate in 2016; […]

Heras Simplifies Range

Last updated: Monday, January 24, 2022

A move towards a simplified range of permanent perimeter protection and entrance control solutions will be the platform from which Heras can achieve strong growth in 2022. The company – which was founded in 1952 and has grown to become Europe’s leading end-to-end supplier of permanent and mobile perimeter protection solutions – has been undertaking […]

DHF Set to Build on Past Year

Last updated: Monday, January 10, 2022

The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), has hailed 2021 one of its most successful and constructive years having overcome the pandemic problems. At a time when the industry has been required to wade through the collaborative headache of Covid-19 and Brexit, the federation has continued to offer support, information and assistance to its members and […]

Five Year Training Plan for DHF

Last updated: Sunday, October 3, 2021

Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) has announced that it has embarked upon a new five-year training strategy, taking its training offering and initiatives into 2026. The Staffordshire-based trade association has set its sights on ‘planning ahead’ in terms of how best it can serve the industry, and having presented its strategy to the board, plans […]

Heras Launches Updated PIDS

Last updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Heras has launched its next generation of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDSs) into the UK market as it looks to up its product line-up. The company is building on the first generation of PIDSs with significant innovations that have resulted in a new, simplified portfolio with next-generation capabilities. Its new GeoMic and GeoPoint systems – […]