Door Industry Journal - Winter 2022

THE door industry journal winter 2022 Industry News Also online at: 8 IN2 Access Managing Director Partners with ADSA Apprenticeship Program Shropshire based company works with ADSA to train apprentices in the automated door industry. Derek Foreman, Managing Director of IN2 Access & Control Ltd. will begin leading a series of classes in support of the new apprenticeship program launched by the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA). The Powered Pedestrian Door (PPD) Technician apprenticeship program was launched last year with ADSA Managing Director Ken Price saying at the time, “Our members clearly identified that there was a skills shortage for entry level technicians in our industry. Alongside this, there was a need for a consistent approach to ensure that those entering the profession were able attain a highquality standard of knowledge in theory and practice.” The two-year level two apprenticeship is based at the Tamworth Campus of South Staffordshire College. Beginning in December and through early 2023, IN2 Access’ Derek Foreman will lead the Pressure Sensitive Protective Equipment (PSPE) module as part of the apprenticeship program. The class will be presented to cohorts of 10 – 15 apprentices working their way through the 23 different modules. “PSPE devices activate when pressure is applied to them. For example, when a safety edge/bumper comes into contact with a person or object or when pressure is applied to a safety mat. Both edges and mats are an important part of automated door safety where contactless sensing is not always possible. The module covers a combination of theoretical and practical aspects of safety edges and the fundamentals of how they work,” explains Mr. Foreman. “A practical section where the apprentices will learn how to assemble safety edges, test and fault find as well as connecting them to wireless systems is included to support the theory.” The class concludes with a knowledge test covering both the theory and practical elements from the day. Mr. Foreman concludes by adding, “It’s a privilege being asked to participate in ADSA’s apprenticeship program. Investing the time and energy helping young people with an interest in our industry is a rewarding experience. The program helps them find a professional pathway into the automated door industry, with skills that can only be a good thing for the future of the automatic door, gate and barrier industries as a whole.” For more information about the Powered Pedestrian Door Technician apprenticeship program, visit: For more information regarding IN2 Access & Control Ltd., visit: or call 01691 655150. New Marketing Manager Joins HOPPE (UK) HOPPE (UK) has appointed Francesca Brittain as marketing manager. Francesca has more than 17 years’ experience working in marketing and communications. She has worked for a range of organisations within the construction and engineering sectors including Victoria Forgings and Rivetwise. She has also worked for Autism West Midlands and previously volunteered as a business mentor at the Princes Trust. While at Rivetwise, Francesca won the Best Marketing Engagement Award from Stanley Engineered Fastening (SEF), part of the Stanley Black and Decker Group, for her campaign promoting SEF’s products. Francesca said: “I’m looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective into HOPPE (UK)’s marketing and combining this with the wealth of knowledge and experience across the team to create exciting campaigns. I’m also very excited to meet our customers and promote the fantastic projects they’re working on.” Based in Wolverhampton, HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in door and window hardware. As a member of HOPPE Group, HOPPE (UK) provides architectural hardware products that have been tested to meet the most stringent European and British standards.

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