Investing in future skills

DSS Automatic Doors, one of the UK’s leading providers of automatic doors and entrance solutions, has invested £50,000 in a purpose-built training facility at its new manufacturing premises near Glasgow.

John Graham, managing director of DSS Automatic Doors, said: “As an industry leader with a UK-wide reach and impressive 2016 growth of 23.5%, we wanted to ensure continuous improvement in terms of our workforce and to create a bespoke training facility onsite to support and pioneer staff development.

“We have a strong sales pipeline and a number of prestigious orders on our books, including what I believe is the largest automatic door order placed in Scotland this year. With high expectations for the future, we have taken the decision to investment in our staff.

“We aim to continue to expand the business and will soon be looking to fill several new positions across the company. The ability to provide our staff with a wide range of professional training options including product training, customer care, ADSA testing and health and safety training, will give DSS a real industry advantage.

“It makes our offering more desirable so we can attract the top professional talent, gives our staff increased job satisfaction and allows them to push for individual success. DSS expects our staff to lead the industry and this investment is a clear indication of the high regard that we place upon skill and competences.”

Martin Hanley a DSS reactive service engineer for the Scottish region scored 100% on a recent BSEN 16005 exam, while John Cheshire, a DSS engineer based in Manchester, achieved 99% in the same exam.

Industry body Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) recently made use of the new facilities.

“It has been a pleasure to utilise a modern, comfortable training environment alongside a dedicated team in DSS Automatic Doors,” Dave Hill, ADSA president, said. “The experience has been highly positive for our trainer and those attending the course. We hope to be back again soon.”