The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) would like to express its deepest sympathies to all who have been affected by the terrible and tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.
Whilst our thoughts are with those victims of the tragedy at this time, it is important that the GGF does whatever it can to support the investigation that will take place to not only identify the immediate causes of the fire but also the manner in which it spread so rapidly.
With regards to the enquiry announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May, the GGF feels strongly that all aspects of fire safety and fire containment must be considered and that all multi-occupancy buildings are as fire resistant as possible thus protecting lives and property.
The GGF has a specific Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) that consists of manufacturers, distributors and installers of fire resistant glazing products.
The FRGG’s focus is to work with the wider fire safety community in the UK to achieve the optimum fire protection in buildings. The Group seeks to meet its objectives by bringing together and making available the latest expert advice of those who work with fire resistant glazed systems on a day to day basis.
After the recent events, the GGF has now also set up a specialist advisory group drawn from our pool of the world’s leading fire safety experts in glass and glazing who are willing to offer free technical advice and information if required.
The GGF is passionate about creating the highest levels of fire safety and ensuring that any enquiry and future legislation is focused on protecting lives.
The GGF is currently writing to all the government authorities, politicians and local government bodies that are or will be concerned with fire safety and any emerging enquiry as a result of this tragedy.
For further information on the GGF’s Fire Resistant Glazing Group please visit here