Picture above: Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer and Secretary of the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has comprehensively responded to three Government consultations related to fire safety. The three consultations responded to include;
- A technical review of building bulletin 100: Design for fire safety in schools (submitted to the Department of Education)
- A call for evidence related to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (submitted to the Home Office)
- Building a safer future: proposals for the reform of the building safety regulatory system (submitted to Department of Business Energy Industrial Strategy)
Adrian Blaydon, GGF Technical Officer and Secretary of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group commented, “Given the significant scale and scope of all three consultations, the GGF ensured comprehensive responses were delivered against extremely tight deadlines.”
These consultations will shape the future of the construction industry and building regulatory system in the decades to come, and the GGF and Members who have contributed their expertise and knowledge to the consultations, have ensured a collective industry voice has been heard on the subject of fire safety in construction.
Submission of these consultations is of course not the end of the story. The GGF will continue to lobby local and national Government to gather greater momentum on educating all those responsible for fire safety in buildings. In July, the GGF presented the importance of fire safety in the House of Commons at the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fire Safety.
James Lee, GGF External of External Affairs added, “The GGF will continue to work closely with our political advisors to ensure that any government actions regarding our responses to these consultations, will be fed back to GGF Members as soon as clear guidance can be interpreted.”
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