The CORGI Fenestration Scheme is applicable to both the domestic and commercial sectors and provides a registration services for companies that:
- undertake product design and product component materials,
- fabricate fenestration products,
- conduct site surveys and/or provide Energy Efficient Measure system design
- undertake the installation of fenestration products in dwellings and buildings
- repair, maintain and refurbishment fenestration products
It is aimed at companies operating in the following areas:
Glass Manufacture, IGU Manufacture, Component Manufacture, System Houses, Fabricators, Installer, repair, maintenance & refurbishment and Locksmiths.
Included are all fenestration products:
windows, roof windows, rooflights, doors, roof lanterns, conservatories, orangeries, glass extensions, sun rooms, tiled roof glass extensions, replacement conservatory roofs, porches, shop fronts, curtain walls, facia, bargeboard, cladding, soffits, windowsills, guttering and downpipes as well as hardware such as locks.
The CORGI Fenestration Scheme has developed a sector skills register, in collaboration with GQA the fenestration sector’s Awarding Body.
Individuals who undertake a certified assessment can be placed on this register. The register can be updated with any additional certified assessment that is achieved, including certified in-house courses, ensuring individuals records are always up to date.
CORGI Fenestration Scheme branded cards are issued by GQA. These belong to the individual and are a passport for employment as well as identification for consumers and home occupiers. Where appropriate these cards will also include the CSCS hologram ensuring all the requirements are confirmed by producing one card.
In addition to being required to operate in accordance with the scheme rules, companies will be expected to comply with a code of practice and, if the company carries out installation, to notify the Scheme of all installations that it completes.
The CORGI Fenestration Scheme will consider a companies’ own internal procedures and existing approvals and evaluate how that company operates. The emphasis is on head office control, which in turn will ensure correct use and installation of products through the supply chain, ultimately giving confidence to the consumer or end user.
CORGI Fenestration Scheme registered companies must hold company insurance appropriate to the size and type of Registered Company and operate a Quality Management system or Fabrication Production control system as appropriate to their business.
Whilst this does not have to be independently certified it may help and could lead to a reduction in the audit regime needed to gain approval if it is. In all cases CORGI Fenestration Scheme will conduct a head office and site visit to ensure that the scheme rules and code of conduct are being followed.
Registered companies must operate an internal complaints procedure that can be shown to satisfy the requirements of the scheme.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct defines requirements in relation to:
- Advertising, including doorstep canvassing
- Customer communication and information
- Consideration of vulnerable customers
- Control of Data
- Contracts and Service Agreements
- Safe working practices
- Handover Documentation
- Sustainability and waste disposal