Leading hardware manufacturer HOPPE UK now offers architects and other specifiers a RIBA-approved Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training on Lever Handles and Liability. The training, which can be carried out as a seminar at any location, covers the importance of specifying the correct lever handles to comply with legislation, regulatory guidelines, building regs and fire regulations. It also advises specifiers of door hardware how best to limit their liability
The training can be carried out in seminar format by HOPPE’s team of specialist architectural ironmongery representatives on the architectural practice’s own premises. It has been assessed by RIBA as meeting the high quality standards required to conform to strict CPD guidelines and can be counted by architects, architectural ironmongers and other specifiers towards their annual CPD requirements.
The presentation covers some of the things that can go wrong with lever handles – unsuitable for access, incorrect performance grade, inappropriate standard for fire doors, amongst others – and the myriad the legislation covering handles. And, crucially, it focuses on what specifiers can do to ensure they specify the right handle every time and reduce their exposure to liability if a problem occurs.
HOPPE is well known in the construction industry for its wide range of the highest quality hardware for a wide variety of applications. This is backed up by a full technical service that gives specifiers access to the latest information and testing as well as specific advice on any technical aspects of a project’s hardware requirements.
Founded in 1988 HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in the field of door and window hardware. Based in Wolverhampton, where it operates from a purpose built state-of-the-art distribution centre, HOPPE UK is committed to serving customers with pride. HOPPE’s products have been tested to meet the latest European and British standards, offering quality and innovation to all sectors of the market. The company is part of the family-owned HOPPE group with manufacturing plants across Europe and North America and more than 3000 employees.