Mark West is a recognized expert in the fenestration industry with 15 years of experience in product testing and certification.


Mark works in Warringtonfire’s Technical Division and is an expert in fenestration testing and certification including burglar resistance, physical security, weathertightness, thermal simulation and mechanical strength testing of doors, windows, industrial garage doors and shutters.

Industry Expertise 

Mark has a degree in mechanical design, materials and manufacturing engineering and prior to working at Element gained experience in design and R&D environments within the fenestration and construction industry. Before his move into Warringtonfire’s technical division in January 2020 he spent 15 years managing Element fenestration testing laboratories in Sheffield, Willenhall and Wednesbury.

Project Experience

Mark focuses on providing certification of products by means of technical evaluation and testing requirements for new scopes and scope additions, as well as expanding and maintaining Warringtonfire’s certification and testing offerings to keep up with changes in standards and legislation. In the wider industry Mark has involvement in industry bodies, trade federations, UK and European technical committees and working groups for the development of BS, EN, ISO and PAS standards.


  • Professional Member - Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
  • Member of British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) technical committee and registered thermal simulator
  • Member of B538 Panel 1
  • Member of Sector Group 06 for Doors & Windows

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