Published July 9, 2018
Delegates from local authorities and housing associations across the UK have been learning about Protect24’s innovative retrospective fire protection systems.
They took time out from the CIH Housing 2018 conference in Manchester to take part in a study tour of Protect24 retrofit sprinkler program.
Forty-three delegates joined Protect24 and client ForViva for a two-hour tour of a block in Eccles, Greater Manchester.
Protect24 engineers are currently installing fire sprinklers at the block as part of a £5-million project to retrofit 17 high rise blocks in the North West for ForViva.
Protect24 MD Mark Lyons, said: “It was a great afternoon and I believe the delegates were able to gain a valuable insight into what can be done to protect residents.
“Groups of six were taken around the site whilst the works were ongoing to see the process and talk to residents about their experiences.
“Nigel Sedman, Group Director of Homes at ForViva, and I addressed the study tour and we hosted a question and answer session which was a real success.”
Two officers from Merseyside Fire Brigade also attended the tour. They will be working with Protect24 and ForViva, when work begins in Knowsley later this years in the final phase of works.
More than 1,300 tenants will be protected against the risk of fire when the fire protection systems are complete.
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