DSS opens the door to future skills

DSS Automatic Doors has unveiled a £50,000 purpose-built training facility at its new manufacturing premises near Glasgow.

DSS Automatic Doors, a leading UK provider of automatic doors and entrance solutions, has capped off an impressive year of growth – 23.5% – by investing in the continuous improvement of its workforce.

The bespoke onsite training facility aims to support and pioneer staff development as the business continues to grow.

John Graham, managing director, DSS Automatic.
John Graham, managing director, DSS Automatic.

Managing director of DSS Automatic Doors John Graham, explained: “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.

“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.”

Recent staff successes for DDS include Scottish region reactive service engineer, Martin Hanley becoming only the fourth engineer in the UK to score 100% on his BSEN 16005 exam, closely followed by Manchester-based engineer, John Cheshire aachieving 99% for the same exam.

DSS also recently welcomed industry body Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA) who made use of the new facilities.

ADSA President, Dave Hill commented: “Having the opportunity to work in partnership with an ADSA member and deliver training in new and excellent facilities has proven a great success for the association producing very impressive results.

“It has been a pleasure to utilise a modern, comfortable training environment alongside a dedicated team in DSS Automatic Doors.  The experience has been highly positive for our trainer and those attending the course.”