Propeller Powered is in the running to win two top titles at the ASCP Awards 2023.
The annual event, organised by the Association of Safety and Compliance Professionals, recognises the achievements of individuals and organisations working in the social housing and facilities management sectors.
The Propeller team has been named a finalist in the ‘Best Supplier to the Social Housing Sector’ category.
LiveWest joined forces with Propeller in June 2022 to develop a solution in response to the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. Enforced in January 2023, the new rules require quarterly checks on communal doors that lead onto common areas like hallways, and annual inspections on flat entrance doors for buildings over 11m.
A collaborative approach has seen Propeller work with LiveWest’s project team to set up a QR code system, giving every fire door a unique asset tag. Using a mobile device, each code can be scanned to reveal the door’s history, and any defects can be instantly captured using the Prop-FS App. Combined with a dashboard, this technology enables the housing association to assess which doors need to be upgraded or replaced to achieve compliance.
The software will be used to inspect more than 20,000 communal fire and flat doors and has been designed to work in tandem with LiveWest’s existing repairs system.
Dave Carr, Managing Director of Propeller Powered said: “We’re proud to have reached the final of the ASCP Awards. To be recognised in two categories reflects our commitment to delivering innovative building safety and property compliance solutions to the social housing sector.
“It’s particularly rewarding to be nominated for our successful LiveWest partnership. The housing association is one of the first to use the Prop-FS solution, taking a proactive approach to the new fire regulations.
“Collaboration has been key to the project’s success, ensuring a seamless roll out of the software by November 2022. LiveWest’s tenants and its Board can now be assured of a robust inspection system for fire doors as well as an auditable register.”
Liane Sheppard, Director of Property Services at LiveWest, added: “The Propeller team had great values and behaviours from the word go. Working in partnership with our project team, they made sure the solution was flexible enough to meet our needs and could work on the ground without any constraints.”
The winners of the ASCP awards will be announced on 14 June 2023 at Telford International Centre with the event expected to attract more than 500 guests.
LiveWest owns or manages more than 39,000 homes across the South West spanning from Cornwall to Gloucestershire.