Practice makes perfect

To develop its “Training the Industry” campaign, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has announced four new locations in Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester and Dublin for its training courses for installers and surveyors.

Course details:

Installer Training Courses

Glasgow – The Academy, Nisbet Business Centre, G31 5DS
April 23, 2019 (One day course)
April 25, 2019 (One day course)
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Belfast – CITB – Knutts Corner, Crumlin
May 7, 2019 (One day course)
May 8, 2019 (One day course)
To book for Belfast please contact Richard Hearn, GGF head of membership and training, by email rhearn@ggf.org.uk

Manchester – Bohle, Tameside Park Industrial Estate, Dukinfield, SK16 4PP
May 14, 2019 (One day course)
May 16, 2019 (One day course)
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GGF accredited installer training is designed for installers with some experience but who wish to hone their skills. The focus is on quality outputs, ensuring a professional approach and avoiding shortcuts which can lead to customer dissatisfaction. All training content is linked to existing GGF standards.

This course is open to both GGF members and non-members. Whilst this GGF training course is aimed at installers who already have some experience in the sector, the GGF says that it will also benefit trainee window installers, installation managers, regional managers, sales managers, sales directors.

For surveyors
GGF accredited surveyor training is designed to provide ‘comprehensive instruction’ on professional surveying techniques for PVC-U, timber and aluminium windows and door-sets. According to the GGF, it highlights many common pitfalls and arms candidates with the professional skills necessary to provide a quality surveying service with confidence and accuracy.

Course Details:

Glasgow – The Academy, Nisbet Business Centre, G31 5DS
April 24, 2019
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Dublin – Saint Gobain Technical Academy, Kilcarbery Business Park, Dublin 22, D22 R2Y7
May 9, 2019
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Manchester – Bohle Ltd, Tameside Park Industrial Estate, Dukinfield, SK16 4PP
May 15, 2019
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Whilst, this training course is aimed at practising surveyors who already have some experience in the sector, the GGF says that installation managers looking to move into surveying, company directors, operations managers, professional retail or commercial installation companies could also benefit.

As well as the new venues the GGF is continuing it training courses in London.

For Installers
London – GGF Offices, 40 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB
June 25-26, 2019
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For Surveyors
London – GGF Offices, 40 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB
June 27, 2019
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For Fire Resistant Glazing Installation Training
This course covers the theoretical knowledge required to work alongside practical experience, providing glaziers with the knowledge to ensure these safety critical products are installed correctly and be able to explain to others on site the importance of their specialism.

Course details:

Glasgow – The Academy Nisbet Business Park G31 5ES
23 April 2019
24 April 2019
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Manchester – Bohle Limited Tameside Park Dukinfield SK16 4PP
15 May 2019
16 May 2019
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London – GGF Offices, 40 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB
12 June, 2019
18 September, 2019
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If you want to attend any of the above courses please with book via the links above or contact Richard Hearn, Head of Training and Membership, rhearn@ggf.org.uk
Or visit the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk/training/