On Monday 23rd January 2023 the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022, come into force.
Is your organisation compliant?
Regulation 10 lies at the heart of tenant safety. Responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England over 11m high will be required to undertake quarterly checks on all communal doors, as well as annual inspections on entrance doors for flats that lead onto communal areas like hallways.
Propeller’s Fire Door Inspection Software, Prop-FS provides Social Landlords and Contractors with a comprehensive solution to carry out Fire Door maintenance and inspection programmes.
Since the new legislation was announced, Propeller have been onboarding a large number of social landlords, councils and contractors to ensure they are compliant.
Dave Carr, MD of Propeller Powered, welcomes the news and offers his advice as to how housing associations and property managers can prepare for the new requirements.
“Cloud-based technology, like Prop-FS developed by Propeller, is a fast and effective way to fully manage these checks and more, with a fully auditable trail. With a user-friendly mobile app, that feeds into an organisation’s central database in real time, the system is quick to get up and running.
“We’re continually on-boarding a growing number of new clients and with timescales for implementation from as little as two weeks, there’s still time for social landlords to act now in order to ensure that they’re compliant or working towards becoming compliant.”
Accent Group recently chose Propeller to manage their Fire Door Inspection & Maintenance Programmes ahead of the new Regulations.
Nick Isherwood, Building Safety Manager at Accent Group has been leading the rollout of Propeller’s Fire Door Inspection Software, Prop-FS over the past few weeks.
Nick said, “The new fire safety regulations which take effect from 23 January 2023, will place an additional burden on housing providers to inspect fire doors in high-rise buildings. We at Accent want to take this one step further and be able to account for all of our communal and flat entrance fire doors in blocks of flats regardless of their height.
Having seen Propeller in action, we believe it will provide a simple yet powerful solution for us to asset tag, inspect and manage this process. The use of QR codes also allows us to be transparent with our customers and provide them with a further level of assurance in relation to their safety. We are excited to be working with Propeller as we roll out our programme over the coming months.”
If you still don’t have a solution, or don’t have one that fulfils the requirements to inspect Flat Entrance Doors and Communal Doors every 12 and 3 months respectively, contact our team to see how we can help.
0333 207 0037