The Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF) is calling on companies in the sector to adjust to the government’s safety guidance and ensure that all work is carried out as safely as possible as businesses return to work.
Government guidance issued on 12th May included further details which have been integrated into the two new GGF Safe Guides; one for companies/individuals working in homes and one for occupants in domestic properties wanting to make home improvements.
John Agnew, GGF managing director (pictured above), said: “It is vital that companies carry out a proper risk assessment for each and every job and that the government guidance is continuously followed. I am aware of many members who have already made the necessary adjustments to their working practices and I expect all members to adapt to the government guidance to ensure their employees and customers’ health and safety takes priority.”
The GGF Safe Guides and numerous articles on the GGF website have been produced in partnership with members, industry experts, government officials and GGF senior staff.
Agnew added: “Following the recommencement of work as clarified by government last week, it is imperative that the supply chain re-connects for the benefit of all, from manufacturing though to domestic installation and homeowners. Above all though, is health and safety and I urge all companies to ensure they follow the GGF Guides, which are firmly aligned with the government guidance, for working safely during Covid-19.”
Both GGF guides are for all companies in the industry to use and are available for free download and viewing on the GGF website www.ggf.org.uk.