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Posted on 4 November 2021

The Fire Safety Act 2021 comes into force in Wales

The Fire Safety Act 2021 comes into force in Wales today (Friday 1st October 2021) The new legislation sees changes to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, with responsibility for compliance falling on the ‘responsible person’ as outlined in the order. This could be an employer, freeholder, management company or managing agent depending on local arrangements. The Fire Safety Order was originally designed to apply to workplaces, as a...

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Posted on 20 September 2021

It’s Fire Door Safety Week on 20th-26th September 2021

Pyro Fire is proud to pledge their support for this year’s Fire Door Safety Week 2021, as it runs again from 20th-26th September 2021. 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...

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Posted on 6 July 2021

Building Safety Bill has been introduced to Parliament

Big News for Fire Safety! The Building Safety Bill sets a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained. Strengthening the building safety system and delivering on recommendations made in Dame Judith’s Independent Review, the bill sets out clear duties and responsibilities on those who commission, design, construct and refurbish high-risk buildings as well as those responsible for ensuring buildings are safely managed and...

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Posted on 9 June 2021

Scunthorpe takeaway owner ‘knowingly puts lives at risk’

A flagrant breach of a Prohibition Notice has cost the owner of Star’s Pizza on Old Brumby Street in Scunthorpe a £3,000 fine and around £12,500 in costs. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) brought the prosecution after Mustafa Gunes knowingly put the safety of his employees and those using the living space above the shop in jeopardy. The breaches also put the lives of customers at risk. The Prohibition...

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Posted on 18 March 2021

Fire safety infringement unlimitedly fined under government measures

The Home Office has announced new regulations under the Fire Safety Order to strengthen and guarantee buildings and people’s safety. Every construction will be required to have a well-recorded fire risk assessment and anybody caught breaching the fire safety regulations will be subject to limitless fines. Roy Wilsher, National Fire Chiefs Council Chair, said: “Ultimately, we want to see safer buildings for residents and are committed to working constructively with...

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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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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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