G15 Awards recognises fire resistant glazing initiatives

  • 1 Oct 2015

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has heaped praise on the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group for its nomination in the Training and Development Initiative of the Year category at the G15 Awards.

GGF Training are running the Fire Resistant Glazing Installer Training, details of which can be found here: http://www.ggftraining.com/training/fire-resistant-glazing-training

The courses provide glaziers with a risk-based approach for avoiding mistakes in line with the latest legislation; and prepares them with the explanations required in describing to clients, and those responsible for buildings, why important aspects require particular care and consideration.

Giles Willson, GGF Managing Director commented: “This is very positive for all connected with the GGF and in particular those who have developed the course to this level over many years of hard work. It makes the G15 awards even more special this year for the GGF.”

Best practice for fire safety

The training development has been configured in response to the Government following the 2010 Fire Futures review, which signalled Government’s intent to take a step back and encourage the fire safety sector itself to take on greater responsibility for fire safety in practice.

Fire Resistant Glazing Group established the programme after recognising a need for the sector to promote the core elements for fire-resistant glazing. 

This is partly for better and more informed specification and partly due to developments from generalist contracting and jobbing builders in disregarding some of the most basic fire-safety precautions and controls.

The FRGG’s aim is for all those responsible for fire safety in a building and for companies in the wider industry to recognise the essential need for all fire resistant glazing to be installed correctly.

Rebecca Healy, Development Manager, GGF Training, commented, “As the facilitator for this unique course, GGF Training is pleased to be nominated as a finalist, but the real credit is with the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group who have developed this initiative for the specialist glazing trade to help build skills and knowledge in this important sector.”

Giles Willson added, “Almost two years ago the GGF Group formed GGF Training Ltd., to fill the huge training gaps in our industry. It is a great achievement for all involved, to be finalists in this category in such a short time. 

The Fire Resistant Glazing Installer Training Initiative also raises the standing of the sector by demonstrating a responsible and quality-conscious commitment to fire safety in buildings. Nobody else is providing this type of training and no other organisation has put together such impartial and independent supporting documents, with the depth of practical industry knowledge they contain. 

We are pleased the work has been recognised in the G15 Awards but most importantly, we are delighted the training is currently available to help the industry, to raise standards and the awareness of the importance of fire resistant glazing and its correct installation.”   

The G15 Awards and Gala Dinner takes place on Friday 27 November at Park Lane Hilton, London. 

Contact:

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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