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GGF SUPPORTS FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK

Kevin Hulin ImageThe Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group is supporting “Fire Door Safety Week” which runs from 16-21 September 2013.

Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. The brainchild of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and supported by many industry partners, the campaign aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
  • Encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • Engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

There is a range of activities online and taking place across the UK. To get involved visit www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk or email firedoors@bwf.org.uk

Chairman of the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group Kevin Hulin of Mann McGowan commented, “I am pleased the GGF is supporting and endorsing this campaign. It will help raise the importance of the purpose and installation of fire safety construction products in buildings.”

The key messages of this campaign very much tie in with the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group’s own fire safety campaign that recently unveiled the five core governing principles for all glass and glazing system products – that have a stated purpose for safety in case of fire.

Kevin Hulin added, “It is vital that the industry, the government and property owners fully understand that fire safety products are a crucial life-saving element when specifying, designing and building new properties or renovating existing buildings.”

For more information on the GGF FRGG and the five core principles please visit the GGF website page http://www.ggf.org.uk/group/fire-resistant-glazing-group

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