Forza team adds GAI qualifications

Forza Doors chair Philip Duckworth [left] congratulates Jim White with a gift of champagne.

Forza Doors has built its in-house advice skills with two members of staff gaining GAI qualifications.

Jim White, the technical director the timber door and panel manufacturer, has passed his level 3 Diploma in Scheduling (DipGAI) from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.

To achieve level 3, takes years of effort. White spent many weekends and evenings of study to achieve his diploma.

Senior project technical engineer, Dane Killick has also acquired a GAI qualification having completed both stages 1 and 2 of the Certificate in Architectural Hardware, which he condensed into one year. Killick is now beginning his studies for the level 3 Diploma.

"It is becoming increasingly important for door manufacturers to understand architectural Ironmongery, not only as a product but also as a sector," explained White. “Increased involvement with the sector means we are better able to fully understand the operation and fire safety implications of the advice we offer to our customers, particularly in line with testing and fire performance certification. The sector is very positive with a keen desire to ensure safety in the built environment. By working together, door manufacturers and architectural ironmongers can achieve excellent results with fire safety as a priority."

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