PFF has succeeded in achieving an estimated 60% penetration of the ground floor market in housing over a period of about 20 years. Members have benefited extensively and will gain similarly from increased use of precast floors at upper levels in housing, which is the area now being targeted.
PFF has a continuing PR programme underway through its PR consultant JAP PR. Members benefit from regular exposure through Press Releases, PR placements and editorial meetings.
General information about precast flooring is made available via a number of publications.
Members are kept closely involved in the development of British and European Standards, including the Eurocodes.
The Federation has developed, in conjunction with BRE, an industry 'protocol' for incorporation of recycled aggregate arising from reclaimed product.
The Federation has prepared a quality scheme for use by members as a minimum standard which members are expected to achieve and give assurance to customers.
The Federation has links with a number of Universities and commissions research in support of issues which are important to the members.
Health and Safety
The Federation’s Health & Safety Committee was originally set up to revise the Code of Practice for Safe Erection of Precast Flooring. Since its inception the Committee has led the way in developing Safe Methods of Working when installing precast floors.
A series of health and safety guidance notes highlighting particular issues in crane stability and rescue proceedures has been published and the Committee continues to develop best practice.
The PFF, in partnership with Proskills, has developed the National Precast Flooring Training Scheme for training for installers working on its sites which supports the introduction of NVQs and CSCS cards for precast installers.