More than 18,000 Harvest Housing Group residents will soon be better protected from fire as a result of a series of risk assessments performed by Chubb Fire. Harvest Housing Group provides affordable, high quality homes across the North West and beyond.
Over the last 12 months, Chubb Fire has carried out more than 100 risk assessments at 70 different sites in Preston, Manchester and Stockport. With the extension of its contract, Chubb will now perform an additional 200 assessments.
“Chubb Fire’s worked quickly and thoroughly on the first 100 risk assessments, and having a single point of contact has been particularly beneficial,” said Jonathan Lamb, contracts manager at Harvest Housing “I am very happy with the work they have carried out, and similarly happy to extend the contract to include more of our homes.”
Fire risk assessments provide guidance on what additional fire safety equipment a site may need, in addition to identifying areas where further training may be necessary or adjustments in at risk behaviours should be made.
“Fires injure around 13,500 people a year in Britain,” said Nick Williams, marketing communications manager for Chubb Fire. “It is our responsibility to give customers our best advice at all times through risk assessments to help bring this figure down and find the appropriate solutions to prevent, detect, contain and escape the dangers of fire.”