Door & Hardware Federation (dhf) has announced a new member in its training team. Mike Lee will join the organisation as a full-time trainer at the beginning of July.

Mr Lee has extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of automatic gates, and will deliver safety courses across the UK and Ireland. He will join a training team of three at the organisation’s head office in Tamworth. The new post has been created as a result of the unprecedented uptake of dhf’s training courses, with more than 1200 individuals having now successfully completed the organisation’s Safety Diploma scheme.

dhf launched the Safety Diploma scheme in September 2013, with the introduction of training for those responsible for the safety of automated controlled powered gates. At the beginning of 2016, it then expanded its training offering with courses for personnel employed by industrial door companies and garage door companies.

“We look forward to welcoming Mr Lee to the organisation,” said dhf chief executive Bob Perry. “With a vast amount of knowledge in the automated gate industry, he joins a very experienced team.”