More about WERS For Film
To participate in WERS For Film, window film manufacturers obtain energy ratings from an independent organisation accredited by the Australian Fenestration Rating Council (AFRC). WERS-rated window film must meet all relevant Australian standards.
Film is applied to and simulated on four different generic window types. These include:
* Standard Generic Aluminium Window with 3mm Clear Glazing
* Standard Generic Aluminium Window with 3mm Clear / 6mm Air Gap / 3mm Clear Glazing
* Standard Generic Timber / uPVC Window with 3mm Clear Glazing
* Standard Generic Timber / uPVC Window with 3mm Clear / 6mm Air Gap / 3mm Clear Glazing
For more information please visit www.wers.net/wersforfilm.
A list of current, financial WERS For Film accredited individuals will be maintained throughout the year on the WFAANZ website, click here to view.
A client, assessor or certifier can check your WERS For Film details at
any time. Legal action will be taken if an installer misrepresents
their WERS For Film status.
QUESTION: I am a flat glass window film business that employs salespeople and installers. Who should get their WERS For Film certification - me as the owner of the business, the salespeople or the installers?
ANSWER: The owner, salesperson or installer can be certified. We recommend, however, that the person quoting the job is the one who gets certified.
The reason for this is there are two key steps in any WERS For Film project -
1) The WERS For Film accredited individual visits the site and goes through a checklist of questions with the client. A film type is selected accordingly.
2) Once the film has been installed, the WERS For Film accredited individual visits the site again. If all the requirements specified in the checklist have been met, a WERS For Film certificate can be issued and provided to the client. A copy of the checklist should be attached to the certificate.
QUESTION: I have just qualified for WERS For Film certification. What do I need to do now?
ANSWER: Once you become accredited you are sent a package of materials from WFAANZ. This includes a checklist and a fact sheet. The checklist is for you to use and fill out during the quote. This outlines the easy steps you must take during a WERS For Film project. The fact sheet will help you explain WERS For Film to your client, as it's important they are aware of its many benefits.
QUESTION: I have taken the Flat Glass Accreditation Exam in the past, do I need to sit for it again to get my WERS For Film licence this year?
ANSWER: No, if you have taken and passed the exam you do not need to take it again. You will need to attend a WERS For Film training session though.
QUESTION: I attended WERS For Film training back in 2009, do I need to take it again?
ANSWER: Yes you do, but you will not have to pay the full training fee. The program and the market has changed considerably over the last few years so it's important you enrol to do the new WERS For Film training session that is now offered online. .
QUESTION: I would like to get all six of my salespeople WERS For Film certified, can I get a group discount?
ANSWER: WFAANZ does offer group discounts. If six or more people from one company are certified they will receive a 15% discount on the exam, training and licence fees; if four to five people from one company are certified they will receive a 10% discount on the exam, training and licence fees.