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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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Posted on 8 June 2018

Introducing our New Risk Management Software

Technology has moved on, and we believe fire safety management should move with it. Introducing our new risk management software – this is the perfect solution for property and facilities management companies. Many of our clients are already onboard with this. Our assessors use an app on site to conduct fire risk assessments, the client then gets access to an online portal where they can view all of their properties,...

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Posted on 23 April 2018

HMO landlord faces groundbreaking fines totalling over £180k

Leila Amjadi, aged 33, of Sutton Coldfield, was yesterday found guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court of 35 House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) offences. She was ordered to pay fines totalling £182,314.90, this is the largest ever fine handed to a landlord in Birmingham. The offences were in relation to the four properties Ms Amjadi owns across Birmingham; 118 Dawlish Road, Selly Oak, 42 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak, 838 Pershore Road,...

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Posted on 20 April 2018

Chingford fire: Resident dies in care home blaze

A resident has died in a fire which broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities. The huge blaze started in Connington Crescent, Chingford, north-east London, at 02:14 BST and was out by 05:24. Eight residents and four carers managed to get out of the three-storey building before firefighters arrived. Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford, said a neighbour called 999 because residents “didn’t know what the number...

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We’re on a mission to mitigate risk by pioneering new standards in competence and technology to protect more buildings and people. Maintaining our key accreditations are just one of the ways we do this.