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Posted on 2 February 2021

£30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund announced

Funding targeted for residents living in high-rise structures can now access financial support to make their buildings safer. The Waking Watch Relief Fund is available across England with £22 million targeted at cities with most high-rise buildings that currently have unsafe cladding including Sheffield, Greater Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Greater London, Bristol and Newcastle. Aimed at protecting leaseholders from the high costs of Waking Watches by providing financial support for...

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Posted on 10 December 2020

UPDATED: PAS 79:2020 edition

Following public comment, the most widely-adopted code of practice for fire risk assessment has finally had its biggest update since 2012. Now split into two separate documents, PAS 79-1 covers ‘Premises Other Than Housing’ and PAS 79-2 deals with ‘Housing Premises’. The new documents give further guidance on the consideration to be given to external wall construction and cladding, which takes into account knowledge, current at the time of publication,...

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Posted on 2 December 2020

Fire safety inspections imminent for buildings across South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have announced their new project to inspect all high-rise residential buildings across South Yorkshire, over 18 metres or with six or more storeys, by the end of next year. This comes as part of a Government-driven ‘Building Risk Review’. The program involves commissioning research to develop an evidence base on fire safety risk in buildings, in order to assist building owners in the prioritisation of...

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Posted on 22 September 2020

Are your Fire Doors fit for purpose?

All landlords and business owners have a legal obligation to ensure their premises, and the people that use them, are appropriately protected against fire. From regular maintenance to fire risk assessments, it is vital to ensure fire safety measures are taken seriously. Fire doors hold a vital role in the fire protection of a building. They are designed to prevent the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases in the event of...

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Posted on 20 August 2020

The Case for Stay-Put Policies

Recently in our Instagram Stories we talked about ‘Stay-Put Policies’ for apartment blocks and asked whether you thought they were safe. The overriding response was the majority think Stay-Put is unsafe. But is that correct?  Stay-put policies are designed to be safer than a normal simultaneous evacuation policy. However, more and more landlords are opting to go for simultaneous (one out, all out) in light of the events at...

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Posted on 8 July 2020

What Fire Procedures and Plans do I need for my Building?

It’s easy to get confused between the different types of plans, procedures, assessments and documents you need for your building to keep occupants safe. Fire Evacuation Plans, Fire Strategy Plans, Fire Alarm Zone Plans, Emergency Procedures – what’s the difference and do I need them all? If you are responsible for a workplace or a building, you are responsible for adopting the right procedures and behaviours when it comes to...

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Posted on 30 March 2020

Government Announces New Fire Safety Bill

On Thursday 19th March the Government proposed a new Fire Safety Bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales, placing a legal requirement on residential building owners to inspect cladding and fire doors. The bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk for fire for: The structure and external walls...

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Posted on 5 February 2020

Fire Risk Assessor Awarded NAFRAR Accreditation

Erik Hudson, Director for Pyro, has been accredited and approved to be entered onto the Tier 3 National Accredited Fire Risk Assessors Register (NAFRAR). NAFRAR forms part of the Tiered Fire Risk Assessors Register (TFRAR) TFRAR is a register that recognises the different levels of individual competencies at which a fire risk assessor should operate at.  TFRAR is a system set up by the Institute to recognise those levels from a...

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Posted on 23 January 2020

Pyro Fire Services awarded BAFE SP205 certification for fire risk assessments

THIRD-PARTY CERTIFICATION! Following a successful external audit, Pyro Fire Services are proud to announce we are now a BAFE SP205 Certified Organisation. This means our company and assessors are third-party verified as competent fire risk assessors with the BAFE life safety fire risk assessment competency scheme. This is massive for our company. Our clients, and companies using Pyro as a sub-contractor service, can have further peace of mind knowing we...

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Posted on 24 October 2018

Frustration over government’s response to Grenfell Tower

The construction industry has seen myriad improvements to fire safety since the Grenfell Tower fire, but there is frustration that the government has responded too slowly, a new study reveals. Since the fire in June 2017, which killed 71 people, construction industry professionals have seen substantive changes in products used for cladding, insulation and fire doors, as well as greater demands for more fire testing of products. A survey of...

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Rated 'Excellent' on Trustpilot

Pyro undertook a detailed fire door and fire stopping survey of a large portfolio of school buildings across a 6-week programme. They were proactive and delivered on the dates they advised they would. We would recommend Pyro Fire to many other clients due to the quality of the report provided and also their proactive and engaging work ethic.

Andrew S - Large School Portfolio

I work with Pyro Fire with a Client who delivers extra care and retirement living projects. Pyro Fire produce Fire Strategy Reports and undertake fire risk assessments and fire-stopping surveys always to a high standard. Pyro Fire are responsive and clearly experts in their field. We continue to use Pyro Fire with existing clients and recommend them to prospective clients.

Dan M - Henry Riley LLP

Thorough and comprehensive assessment of our premises. This is the third time we have used Pyro Fire Services and I recommend this very professional organisation!

David C - HMO

Full FRA on a conversion of a former care home to 14 self-contained apartments. Very quick to attend site and to turnaround the report. The online system worked well as we could photo and evidence our upgrades without the assessor returning to site. Already instructed Pyro on our next scheme. Would highly recommend.

Oliver B - Property Developer

Pyro Fire Services have recently carried out some works for our company, and as always providing an exceptional service. We have worked with Pyro Fire for the past 5 years now and would recommend them to any business.

Dave H - Supported Living

Pyro supported us with our fire risk assessment for the launch of our new barbers & coffee shop in Sheffield. The process was quick, efficient, fairly priced and they went above and beyond to support us, aswell as being incredibly flexible and understanding of our needs as a business location in it's creation stage. I'd highly recommend Pyro for all fire safety needs.

Sam M - Retail Premises

FRA on a block of flats was carried out, this was required due to out of date FRA, Service was amazing, Report delivered almost instantly. Would use again, would highly recommend!

Michelle M - Block of Flats

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