Now available – new HOPPE CPD on the important area of liability in door handles

Brand new to the market place, this latest presentation from HOPPE, the manufacturer synonymous with innovation, quality and performance in hardware for the architectural and window and door sectors, looks at regulations affecting lever furniture and how standards can help specifiers and architects meet their requirements. Jam packed with informative and enlightening content, the presentation entitled Liability and Lever Handles – an introduction to BS 8300 and BS EN 1906 includes ways in which to limit liability when specifying lever furniture.

Andy Matthews, HOPPE’s National Sales & Marketing Manager for the Architectural Division comments:

“The ironmongery package on a new build project accounts for 1% of the overall budget for its construction. However, it accounts for 80% of the maintenance costs once the construction of the building is completed. Therefore specifying inferior and cheap products is a false economy. On top of this though, the risk of becoming involved in costly legal cases is becoming ever more real for anyone specifying and supplying architectural hardware.

“Access for all is a legal requirement and lever furniture has an important role to play. Topics covered include how specifying the wrong shape can lead to people taking a tumble; wrong dimensions can cause pain; and untested furniture can fail in use and has been known to lead to fatalities; the Standards in detail; tackling potential problems including lever rattles, lever droops, lever pull offs / breaks which have given rise to legal action against specifiers; and choosing the appropriate grade material. It also covers the especially important area fire and escape doors.

To register your interest, or to book a session at an event in your area, please visit www.hoppe.co.uk or call 01902 484 400.