The Glass and Glazing Federation’s (GGF) Training Academy has underlined its commitment to improving health & safety (H&S) standards with the introduction of a ground-breaking, industry specific training course that has been developed in collaboration with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

IOSH is an internationally recognised body that is responsible for setting national standards, advising government and facilitating H&S training in 130 countries.

The new IOSH Approved ‘Managing Safely in the Glass & Glazing Industry’ course has been designed to further bolster safety standards, empower businesses, and nurture a new generation of skilled professionals.

It is aimed at directors, managers and supervisors, and will deepen participants’ understanding of H&S responsibilities in the workplace through a comprehensive 22-hour, 3-day program, featuring classroom-based learning and a rigorous end-point assessment.

Upon completion, delegates will possess the knowledge and skills to manage health and safety effectively, including risk assessment and legal requirements, incident response, the identification of hazards and the implementation of robust safety management systems.

Lauren Mawford, GGF Health & Safety Manager, commented: “This new initiative, which is the only IOSH approved course that has been specifically tailored for our sector, underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of safety within glass and glazing.

“By offering this exclusive course to the entire industry, and at discounted rates to our members, FENSA Approved Installers and BFRC customers, we are ensuring accessibility to essential training that promotes excellence and ultimately, protects our workforce.

“The safety of everyone who works in the glazing industry is absolutely paramount,” continued Lauren. “Our new IOSH training course equips businesses with the tools to operate responsibly, safeguard employees, and distinguish themselves in a competitive market.”

The course will be run at the GGF’s offices in London and will consist of seven modules that will explain: Introducing Managing Safely; Assessing Risks; Controlling Risks; Understanding Legal Responsibilities, Understanding Hazards; Investigating Incidents and Measuring Performance.

Course Costs:

  • Full Price: £600 + VAT
  • FENSA/BFRC Customers: £550 + VAT
  • GGF Members: £500 + VAT

For inquiries and registration, please contact Lauren Mawford, GGF Health & Safety Manager, at