Bluesky Certification has extended its UKAS accreditation to include a new certification scheme for the Installation of Fire Resistant Windows and Glazed Screens. The new scheme has been developed to provide installers of fire resistant windows and fire resistant glazed screens with the means to demonstrate that their standard of installation will be appropriate, so that the fire resistant properties of the window or glazed screen will be retained during installation.

The scheme is similar to Bluesky’s existing schemes for fire door installation, inspection and maintenance in that the installation company must nominate a supervisor who takes responsibility for a number of operatives. The scheme applies to the installation of internal and external fire resistant windows and glazed screens manufactured from timber, PVCU, aluminium, steel or composite materials. It also applies to the fitment of replacement glazing to existing fire resistant windows and screens.

Companies wishing to join the scheme must undergo an initial audit at a site where they are fitting fire resistant windows and / or glazed screens. As well as showing that the products have been fitted correctly, the company will need to demonstrate that appropriate training and monitoring procedures are in place. Further site audits are required on a six monthly basis to maintain the certification.

“The process for extending our UKAS accreditation was particularly onerous, involving a detailed review of our procedures and site audits by UKAS. We believe that this accreditation is vital for a scheme’s credibility, and as such, all of our schemes involving fire resistance are reviewed by UKAS before we launch them. This new scheme compliments the already accredited schemes for fire door installation, inspection, maintenance and firestopping installation” said Simon Beer, Managing Director at Bluesky Certification.

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