Clearview National December 2015 - Issue 169 - Page 5

INDUSTRYNEWS LOGO MISUSE WILL LEAD TO PROSECUTION FENSA is strengthening its processes and committing more resources to identifying misuse of the FENSA name and logo and the resultant misleading of homeowners. This will lead to more naming and shaming of offenders and the eventual involvement of Trading Standards to which offending installers will be referred for prosecution. A recent successful prosecution, with FENSA’s assistance, by Trading Standards in north London for FENSA logo misuse resulted in a total cost to the directors of over £7,000 in fines and costs. It is illegal for window and door installers to claim they are FENSA certified when they are not. Displaying the FENSA logo and using the FENSA name in this way misleads homeowners. FENSA will be undertaking its own searches to identify misuse – but would also appreciate the help of the industry and consumers. FENSA can be notified directly of logo and name misuse (enquries@ fensa.org.uk or tel: 020 7645 3700) or indirectly through www. cowboystoppers.co.uk - a website set up by FENSA exactly for this purpose. “It is important for both our certified install \