Wintech Testing, the UKAS accredited testing specialist, has perhaps unsurprisingly seen an increase in the number of enquiries for testing for the Approved Document Q: Security, but the company’s support has extended far beyond its core testing business.

“As technical experts in the window, door and glazing sectors, we understand what products need to do to comply with new and existing legislation,” says Mike Wass, Technical Director of Wintech Testing, “which is perhaps why we have been inundated with enquires on the subject, and not just with regards to testing requirements.

“Of course testing is the main area that we help companies – by explaining the various routes to compliance and how to prove compliance through testing. However, in this instance we have also been approached by several component suppliers wanting to provide their customers with the facts in information leaflets, so have worked in partnership to produce literature that does exactly that. Meanwhile one of our Directors, Steve Bramhill, has also presented to Glass and Glazing Federation members about the confusion surrounding compliance to the Approved Document.

“Our recently launched WinMark Enhanced Security Certification schemes also expand our offering because they cover the requirements of Secured by Design, which is becoming increasingly important to companies who want to go the extra mile and our Enhanced Security Certification schemes are one route to compliance with the requirements of Approved Document Q.

“Companies tell us they value our advice on compliance with legislation, especially new standards, because we are completely independent with no vested interest in any one product. We take this responsibility seriously and are proud to work with companies seeking to offer fully compliant products.”

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