The FRGG has been working hard in the background to develop and establish these principles as the Group continues its commitment to the development and advancement of best practice in the manufacture, testing, specification, application and installation of fire-resistant glazed systems. The Group has many concerns, including failure to follow GGF’s best practice guidance, weak compliance with regulations, the use of untested substitute systems reductions in the level of protection, and the employment of engineered solutions that aren’t adequately validated.
With their concerns over responsibility, risk and safety, the FRGG is also seeking Government, fire sector and industry support and endorsement for its five core principles.
Chairman of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group, Kevin Hulin of Mann McGowan commented “The FRGG believe that whilst industry is capable of policing itself, there does need to be government and industry support for adherence to these principles in order for this to be effective. Working with the GGF and GK Strategy, we are actively seeking support and endorsement of these principles so together we can create a safer and more stable built environment.”
For further information on the GGF’s Fire Resistant Glazing Group please contact Russell Day, Secretary of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 020 7939 9114.
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