We’ve recently seen an increase in the number of enquiries for testing for Approved Document Q. Our support for businesses expands beyond our core testing business as our Technical Director, Mike Wass explains:
“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, “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 with the Approved Document.
“Our 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.”