At NARM, our purpose is to identify and promote best practice in rooflight specification, installation, maintenance and safety. A key part of this role is to encourage and support clarity and integrity in manufacturers’ technical data and product promotion.
NARM is therefore a strong advocate of The Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), which we see as an important development for the construction product manufacturing sector, seeking to establish a code of independent and robust validation for manufacturer communications in respect of product performance.
Following an extensive industry-wide consultation period, which ran from 1st February to the 30th April, the CCPI is currently being reviewed by the CPA’s Marketing Integrity Group (MIG) to consider and take into account, where possible, the feedback of individual organisations and trade bodies that contributed to the consultation.
In his role as Chairman of NARM’s Marketing & External Communications Committee, Ian Weakford is an active member of a CPA working group formed in reponse to the Grenfell Tragedy and which supports the Marketing Integrity Group. He commented: “We’re all aware of the potential for tragic consequences resulting from ill-informed or overly optimistic product specification decisions. This initiative demonstrates a real commitment by the industry to address these issues. We’re currently consulting with NARM member companies on the subject and look forward to working toward the next steps for CCPI – Assessment & Verification”.