Pyroguard Technical Licensing Programme launched by CGI International
Pyroguard Technical Licensing Programme
Independent manufacturer of fire safety glazing, CGI International has launched a new Technical Licensing Programme for the Pyroguard range of fire glass solutions.
The programme is intended to help its UK partners prepare for the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR) which comes into force next year.
Under the new regulation, CE marking will become mandatory.
This means that companies currently supplying fire glass products will need to comply with stringent quality control and traceability processes.
CGI International has already established a Technical Licensing Programme in the Netherlands and France, which means they have a proven model for balancing quality control and process management with commercial effectiveness.
The Technical Licensing Programme requires all Pyroguard partners to attend annual training sessions to inform them of the latest legislative and product changes.
Partners will also receive regular technical updates and undergo site inspections by the technical licensing team throughout the year.
Compliance with this programme qualifies partners to supply and process Pyroguard glass, which is indicated by the correct stamping of product with an official Pyroguard stamp.
Simon Ellison, technical manager for the Pyroguard range, commented: “Come July 2013, anyone supplying or processing fire glass will not have an option – CE marking will have to become part of their operations.
“Recognising that forward planning is the key to a smooth transition with this, the Pyroguard Technical Licensing Programme will essentially introduce all of the processes required for CE compliance, so when the time comes it will simply be a case of changing the stamp that is used.”
The UK Pyroguard Technical Licensing Programme is being rolled out between June 2012 and November 2012.