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Fire Safety Act Compliant Fire Door Checks

29-10-2023 Fire

  Metro Safety has developed a new service specially designed to help residential management customers fully meet the requirements of the Fire Safety Act, in respect of completing all necessary fire door checks. Read more

The Cladding Safety Scheme is now open for applications

27-07-2023 Fire

      Following a successful pilot the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced the launch of the full rollout of the Cladding Safety Scheme on 24th July. Read more

Guidance - Parking or Charging Electric Vehicles in Covered Car Parks

26-07-2023 Fire

      If you operate a covered car park and either have, or are thinking of installing, electric vehicle charging points (EVCPs) then you ought to consider the guidance set out in the Office of Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) document; Covered car parks – fire safety guidance for electric vehicles.  Read more

Metro SRM Appointed to the Cladding Safety Scheme Assessor Panel

26-06-2023 Fire

  We are pleased to announce that Metro SRM have been appointed to the Homes England External Wall Assessor Panel for the Cladding Safety Scheme – CSS (formally the Medium Rise Scheme). Read more

Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 come into force 23rd January 2023

03-01-2023 Fire

  We would like to make our customers aware of the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 that were published on 6th December 2022 and come into force on 23rdJanuary 2023.  Read more

Exciting news - Our drills customers now have free access to Safety SMART

03-05-2022 Fire

Exciting news - Our drills customers now have free access to Safety SMART Read more

No price increases for our testing & maintenance services

20-12-2021 Fire

Customers can now benefit from significant improvement to our testing and maintenance services - without an increase in price. Read more

Introducing our new enhanced testing & maintenance services.

15-09-2021 Fire

Our digital platform and service improvements mean we can now offer real time reporting and a host of other exciting customer benefits too. Read more

Fire Door Safety Week 20th - 26th September - Would your fire doors stand the test in a fi…

15-09-2021 Fire

. Fire Door Safety Week 20th-26th September aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property. Fire doors form a vital part of your building’s passive fire protection system. They prevent the flow of smoke and fire and help compartmentalise a building... Read more

Fire risk assessment of high risk residential premises under intense scrutiny

11-08-2021 Fire

Recommendations arising from the Grenfell Tower enquiry have resulted in the fire risk assessment of high risk residential premises being placed under intense scrutiny, and the core principles of fire safety management in such buildings being challenged in formal forums, and on social media. Read more

Providence Wharf Fire - Stark reminder to test fire safety equipment regularly

14-07-2021 Fire

The New Providence Wharf fire should act as a stark reminder to all building owners and managers. A serious failure in the smoke ventilation system meant that the only escape route from the apartments in East London was filled with smoke when the building caught fire. Read more

Introducing our enhanced testing & maintenance services

13-07-2021 Fire

We’ve been working hard over the last twelve months and we're excited to tell you about some of the innovations we are already rolling out. Read more

Returning to the workplace: Are your fire evacuation procedures still fit for purpose?

03-06-2021 Fire

As lockdown measures ease we are increasingly beginning to see businesses make a gradual return to the workplace.  If you are making plans to welcome staff back to the office it’s essential to check that your fire evacuation procedures are still fit for purpose. You must have the correct measures in place to... Read more

What do I need to do to comply with the changes in fire safety legislation?

10-05-2021 Fire

As the responsible person for a block of flats, what will I have to do to comply with the current and forthcoming changes in fire safety legislation? Colin Bassnett, Metro SRM's Director of Fire Safety Consultancy Services summarises the key requirements. Read more

Fire safety management - continuity is crucial to maintain compliance

22-02-2021 Fire

Effective fire safety management is a continuous process. Some of your buildings may currently be vacant or only partially occupied, but it's still vital to make sure the appropriate fire safety measures are in place and your fire safety equipment is functioning correctly in order to maintain compliance and keep... Read more

Important update for fire evacuation drill customers

14-01-2021 Fire

Due to the implementation of the current national lockdown measures we do not believe it is feasible for fire evacuation drills to take place. We have therefore postponed all scheduled evacuation exercises with immediate effect. Any customers that have drills scheduled should have already received a notification from us. Read more

New PAS 79-1:2020 and PAS 79-2:2020 code of practice for fire risk assessments

21-12-2020 Fire

We are proud of our Principal Fire Safety Advisor, Colin Bassnett and his commitment to help drive forward improvements in fire safety. Colin contributed many hours, over a series of meetings, to join the steering group charged with reviewing PAS 79 2012. Read more

Fire evacuation drills & Covid-19: Are you prepared for a fire emergency?

19-08-2020 Fire

A swift and well executed evacuation is critical to protect building occupants and help them escape safely in the event of a fire. You should already have a fire emergency plan in place however it’s vital to test it out following any recent building modifications or operating procedures that you have... Read more

Metro SRM trio ahieve IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection

14-01-2020 Fire

Congratulations to Clark Murray, Phil Plant and Russell Jones, three of our senior fire safety consultants who recently passed the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection. Read more

Our digital platform MOBY brings a host of client benefits

20-10-2019 Fire

We are delighted to say that over 95% of our fire alarm and other test visits are now digitally captured giving quicker access to information. Paperless reporting means we are not only reducing our carbon footprint and helping save the planet, but it's good news for our clients too. Read more

Metro SRM appointed framework suppliers to LHC

18-10-2019 Fire

We are pleased to announce that Metro SRM are now Framework Suppliers for LHC, one of the oldest and most trusted local government procurement organisations for the coming three years.  Read more

Fire warden training course dates autumn/winter 2019

21-08-2019 Fire

In the event of an emergency nominated staff play a significant role in the successful evacuation of premises. Read more

Fire Warden Training Course Dates Summer/Autumn 2019

19-06-2019 Fire

In the event of an emergency nominated staff play a significant role in the successful evacuation of premises. Read more

Metro Safety certified for the design & verification of fire alarms

20-11-2018 Fire

  Congratulations to Mark Jefferson and the maintenance team for successfully passing our recent BAFE inspection. It’s great to see our commitment to excellence being reflected in our accreditations.  Read more

Fire safety is changing: Prepare yourself for the challenges ahead

22-10-2018 Fire

Following Dame Judith Hackitt’s report there is an acceptance that there will be fundamental and ongoing changes that will affect our approach to fire safety. Organisations will need to be ready to adapt and evolve their approach to fire safety and make sure that they are prepared to meet these... Read more

Fire Door Inspections - Would your fire doors stand the test in a fire emergency?

06-03-2018 Fire

Fire doors form a vital part of your building’s passive fire protection system. They prevent the flow of smoke and fire and help compartmentalise a building to provide a safe means of escape for its occupants. They are essential in all buildings and are an integral element of your fire... Read more

Fire warden responsibilities

24-12-2017 Fire

Fire wardens play an important role both in helping your business minimises the risk of a fire breaking out, and also helping execute a successful evacuation of the premises in an emergency situation. Read more

Safety Checks - Cladding on Private Residential Blocks

06-07-2017 Fire

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire the Department for Communities and Local Government wish to ensure that owners, landlords and managers of private residential blocks are aware of the help that is available regarding safety checks on Aluminium Composite Material Cladding (ACM). Local authority and housing associations that are registered social housing... Read more

The growing impact of false fire alarm activations

20-06-2017 Fire

The increased usage of smoke detectors, together with advances in fire detection and alarm system technology, has undoubtedly contributed to a significant decrease in the number of fire deaths and injuries. However a resultant side effect has been an increase in the number of false and unwanted fire alarm activations. Read more

Lessons to be learned after Lakanal House fire safety prosecution

13-02-2017 Fire

Following the tragic fire at Lakanal House on 3 July, 2009 Southwark Council have been ordered to pay £570,000 after pleading guilty to four offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire) Safety Order. Read more

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