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We understand safety is your number one priority. This is why our range of Fire Safety services provide assurance as to the state of your buildings. Our ‘hands on’ experts work with you to survey and investigate your Fire Safety needs, helping you to get safety right, first time, every time.

 

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Fire Risk Assessments

Completed by our BAFE SP205 accredited Fire Risk Assessment team. Our approach is in line with industry leading standards set out within our membership of third party bodies including the Institute of Fire Engineers, Fire Protection Association, Association of Specialist Fire Protection and RICS. All Fire Risk Assessments are subject to the strict adherence to the processes laid out by these organisations and to our robust internal validation processes.

Fire Door Audits

Regular fire door checks are essential in order to comply with current regulations. We provide audits of fire doors within your organisation and can audit fire risk assessments completed by another company.

Compartmentation Surveys

Preventing the spread of smoke and fire in the event of an incident is vital in keeping building occupants safe. We offer detailed Compartmentation Surveys and collaborate with our clients via online management systems.

Fire Strategy

We help to develop a strategy that sets out the measures and escape plans put in place in buildings to prevent a fire and limit the spread if a fire was to occur.

 

Get in touch for a free one-to-one consultation with one of our experts and discuss your fire safety obligations.

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The Pennington Process

Investigate

Our ‘hands-on’ fire experts work with you to survey and investigate your fire safety needs, providing a clear report to ensure, together, we get your safety right, first time, every time.

Analyse

We analyse both the fire safety risks you can see and those you cannot such as defective cavity barriers, missing compartment lines and non-fire risk enclosures.

Act

We take comprehensive action to give you the assurance you need to keep your clients fire safe. A range of fire services includes: compartmentation surveys, FRAs, Fire door audits and more.
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Planning, Scheduling and Dispatch team (PS&D)

Our PS&D team make appointments and act as the first point of contact for clients and their residents.
  • Planning - You will have your dedicated team for your contract. Your day-to-day contact is your Planning Coordinator.
  • Scheduling - We don't use administrative roles or an automated service to book tenant appointments. Instead, your Planning Coordinator manages a team of trained Schedulers who arrange their survey appointments in a friendly and helpful manner.
  • Dispatch of surveys - A surveyor's daily jobs are planned by our dedicated team, ensuring they are environmentally and geographically efficient.’

We are trusted by

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Fire Risk Assessments
Muir Group Housing Association required 300 type one Fire Risk Assessments to be conducted across their domestic housing stock...

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Fire Risk Assessment
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust commissioned Pennington Choices in 2020, to carry out Fire Risk Assessments across its portfolio...

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Compartmentation Survey
NHS Property Services Ltd appointed Pennington Choices to carry out Compartmentation Surveys in order to: ascertain the level of risk enable repairs...

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Pennington Choices Fire Safety team were proactive and responsive in arranging and undertaking the survey. They minimised interference with existing tenants and the final survey/report was invaluable in reaching a professionally informed decision regarding acquiring the lease on the proposed building.

Director of Facilities
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Trust

Pennington Choices were selected because they are third party accredited under the BAFE SP205 scheme. They provide an excellent, well managed and flexible service along with creating good quality reports with competitive pricing. I would definitely use them again.

Fire Safety Manager
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Our experience with Pennington Choices has been positive. They are easy to work with and are happy to be challenged to ensure any issues are resolved accurately and managed effectively. Despite changes in personnel, all new staff have gone above and beyond to build a solid relationship with us. They are professional and helpful, taking time outside of contract meetings to build excellent working relationships with our team.
We regard Pennington Choices as our go-to experts and will continue to work with them for future projects.

Senior Fire Officer
Muir Group Housing Association

Fire Safety FAQs

What is Passive Fire Protection?

What is Passive Fire Protection?

Passive Fire Protection systems are built into the structure of a building and improve the fire resistance for a specified period. This includes enhancing the ability of steel to maintain loadbearing capacity and sealing systems to close penetrations and voids within the building to stop fire, smoke and heat spreading from one area to another. This type of fire protection is often unseen in normal situations (as it is ‘built into’ the building structure), but during a fire it will help protect lives and limit the damage to buildings by:
• Limiting the spread of fire and smoke
• Protecting escape routes
• Protecting the building structure

Why is it so important to inspect fire doors?

Why is it so important to inspect fire doors?

Fire doors are specially engineered components of a building that are designed to restrict the spread of fire for a specified period to protect people and limit damage to buildings. As doors are one of the most heavily used elements of a building, it is critical to undertake regular inspections of fire doors to ensure they are functioning as designed. Even the smallest error, damage or change to an engineered fire door can vastly affect its fire resisting properties. An inspection by a specialist fire door surveyor can help you determine if your fires doors are:
• Installed correctly
• Fit for purpose
• In a suitable condition

How crucial is it to limit the spread of smoke?

How crucial is it to limit the spread of smoke?

Smoke is still the main cause of death during fire conditions. Toxic gases, volatile particles and hot smoke can potentially kill with one breath and can spread throughout an unprotected building in minutes. Passive and active fire protection systems work to stop to spread of smoke through a variety of means including smoke seals on fire doors, cavity barriers within building voids, smoke
dampers within ductwork and automatic opening vents. It is crucial to ensure these systems are in place and operating correctly, so that they can function as required during a fire condition or when activated by a detection device.

Fire Safety accreditations and memberships