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Fire door training from Bluesky Certification at Cambridge Fire Research

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With all the publicity surrounding fire doors, Bluesky Certification is offering a one-day training course about fire doors at Cambridge Fire Research on Tuesday 13 March 2018. “The aim of the day is to give delegates an insight into what is important when specifying, manufacturing or installing fire doors, including what can go wrong,” explains Simon Beer, Managing Director at Bluesky Certification.

The day will focus on a fire test demonstration, which will show what is involved in testing, as well as demonstrating the impact of typical issues that are commonly found on site. In addition to the live demonstration there will be sessions on regulations and how they relate to fire doors. Simon adds: “We will also consider how a fire door is made up and the role of its components. After we have covered manufacturing issues, we will then look at installation, handover documentation and maintenance.

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R and M Windows joins the Bluesky Certified Installer scheme

Mark Page RM WindowsBracknell based R and M Windows and Conservatories Ltd has joined the Bluesky Certified Installer scheme for both windows and doors, and conservatories. The family-orientated business has been installing windows, doors and conservatories for more than 30 years.

The scheme, run by Bluesky Certification, is the latest addition for installers looking to differentiate themselves from competitors. Managing Director at Blue Sky Certification Simon Beer has years of experience delivering schemes for installation companies. Simon says: “I wanted to create something that gave companies a real advantage by signing up to the scheme. We keep ahead of the market and that means we keep scheme members ahead too.”

Mark Page, Director at R and M Windows, says: “I’ve known Simon Beer for many years and I trust him so it was very easy to choose the Bluesky Certified Installer Scheme. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, and the new scheme gives us exactly what we need to give customers confidence that they’re dealing with a reputable company. We are members of the installer scheme for external windows and doors scheme as well as the scheme for conservatory installation.”

Bluesky Certification adds Fire Door and Panic Exit Door Notified Body status

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Bluesky Certification, the fire, security and acoustics certification experts, adds Notified Body status for product certification for panic exit doorsets and fire resistant doorsets. The latest addition means Bluesky can offer CE Marking certification for products that need the involvement of a Notified Body.

“The number of bodies certifying these products is very limited in the UK and we could see that there was a requirement to give companies an alternative,” says Bluesky Certification’s Managing Director Simon Beer. “There are many occasions when it’s a better option to use a Notified Body. For example, a company looking to achieve Secured By Design for windows and doors is likely to need the additional service if they’re manufacturing entrance doorsets in a block of flats that have a requirement for both PAS 24 and fire resistance.

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Bluesky Survey and Installation Scheme Accepted by Secured by Design

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Secured by Design have recently reviewed and accepted our Survey and Installation scheme for windows and doors as meeting their requirements. Installers can therefore now achieve full Secured by Design membership in their own right by joining the Bluesky Installer scheme when they supply Secured by Design accredited products.

You can find out more about the scheme by visiting us at the FIT show – stand K52.

Westport Achieves Certification

Westport250Westport has achieved certification with Bluesky for the manufacture of timber windows and doorsets to BS644 and PAS 24 to meet the requirements for Secured by Design. Sean Parnaby, Westport’s Managing Director said "Today’s market is complex and constantly changing. It is important that our certification body can work with us so that we can adapt quickly to changing requirements and legislation. We felt that Bluesky Certification meets our needs for today’s market, and their expertise has already proven invaluable."

Simon Beer, Bluesky Certification’s Managing Director commented “We are pleased that Westport have decided to join the Bluesky Certification scheme. Working with a manufacturer such as this demonstrates our credentials as a major player in the certification industry. We have also enjoyed demonstrating to Westport that credible certification can be provided together with a high level of customer service.”