Health and Safety

Firex provides important platform for the GGF

Following the recent fire tragedy in London, fire safety is at the forefront of the minds of those involved in construction, property management and in local and national government.

One week after the tragedy, Firex International (June 19-21) took place at London’s Excel. At Firex, professionals from every area of the industry came together to reflect on where the sector is and where it needs to go to ensure people and properties are safe and secure in the event of fire.

The GGF exhibited at Firex to raise the profile of fire resistant glazing and the work its Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has undertaken to educate, guide and highlight the importance of fire resistant glazed systems to the broader fire safety sector.

Throughout the three day event, the GGF showed its online video, “Fire Resistant Glazing – Getting It Right vs. Getting It Wrong’.

The video which is available to view online on the GGF website, visually shows the effects of why Fire Resistant Glazing should be used and just as importantly why it should be installed correctly.
You can view the video online www.ggf.org.uk/groups/fire-resistant-glazing-group/video

In addition to exhibiting at the show, Richard Kells, GGF technical officer and secretary of the Fire Resistant Glazing Group was available on the GGF stand to answer any technical questions regarding the performance of fire resistant glazing systems.

Richard commented: “In light of recent events, Firex was an important exhibition for the GGF. Our participation raised the profile of fire resistant glazing to the key players in the fire safety sector and I have no doubt everyone we engaged with, highly valued the information and guidance we provided.”

At the exhibition, the GGF also promoted the GGF Guide to Best Practice in the Specification and Use of Fire-Resistant Glazed Systems which can be downloaded here:
http://www.ggf.org.uk/publication/FRGbest

In addition, the GGF also promoted the Helix Group’s Fire Resistant Glazing Training Course at the event. www.trainwithhelix.co.uk/training/fire-resistant-glazing-training

To find out more about the GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group please visit the Group web page: www.ggf.org.uk/group/fire-resistant-glazing-group

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