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GGF’s reaction to fire resistant glazing fraud conviction

  • 31 Jan 2017

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A recent news story in which Glassworks Ireland, not a member of  the Glass and Glazing Federation, had sold ordinary glass as fire resistant safety glass and failed to supply numerous buildings with the correct specification of glass, putting lives at risk.

The GGF was disappointed when they saw this news story and in response to the article, Steve Rice, GGF Director of Technical Affairs said that this has exemplified the importance for all companies in the fire resistant glazing sector to ensure the specification, supply and installation of fire resisting glazing is provided at the correct level of protection for people and property. 

He went on to state that GGF promotes, develops and champions the application of best practice in the use of fire-resistant glazing systems, through its Fire Resisting Glazing Group, with a recognition of their responsibilities in ensuring fitness for purpose in the event of a fire.

The FRGG provides a centre of expertise within the industry bringing together recognised experts involved in all stages from design, manufacture, specification through to installation. 

The GGF ensure those involved with designing and implementing fire strategy within buildings can obtain the correct products, which includes the glass, the glazing seals, glazing beads, fixings and frame, which all need to be compatible under fire conditions and that the relevant test evidence is obtained. In addition to guidance, GGF Training also runs courses in Fire Resistant Glazing for companies in the sector.

Contact:

The Glass and Glazing Federation
40 Rushworth Street
London
SE1 0RB
LONDON

t: 0207 939 9101

Visit the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) website

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