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Introduction

At Eastend Homes the risk assessment process begins with the examination of the fire safety plan and how the risk assessment links to this. Measures arising out of the risk assessments are then project managed with partners who liaise closely with Eastend Homes. One such measure became apparent with certain housing stock.

The Project

Specific blocks were considered to be higher risk owing to their size, design and occupancy type. Eastend Homes wanted to impart information to the Fire and Rescue Service including layout and building specific details.

A secure option was needed to be reliable and fit for purpose in its environment, to be visible and the access to be controlled. The plans and information needed to be in a format that Eastend Homes could easily update, whilst at the same time be referenced by the Incident Commander in a timely and effective manner in the event of a critical situation.

The Outcome

Eastend Homes chose to partner with Gerda®. A dedicated contact was assigned to the project for the collation of the plans as well in overseeing the installation of the HSSPIB®s – High Security Premises Information Boxes designed to LPS1175 providing 24 hour access to the Fire and Rescue Service with their unique Gerda One Key® System.

Gerda involved their approved consultant to survey all higher risk buildings and provide Eastend Homes with the plans of each building in a consistent format approved by the London Fire Brigade. The project was completed on schedule. Eastend Homes now have Premises Information Box (PIB)® systems located on 20 higher risk buildings.