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Jigsaw Group takes a proactive approach to fire safety

May 21, 2019

Jigsaw Homes (part of the Jigsaw Group) is one of the largest housing association groups within England, providing more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands. Chute Fire Certification UK® has inspected, serviced and repaired refuse chutes in several of Jigsaw Homes’ tower blocks, and are now focussing on the hopper door replacement…

Chute Fire Certification UK makes over 100 chutes fire safe

November 27, 2018

When Avene Furness-Monks, Director of Chute Fire Certification UK® arrived at the site of the 100th chute she has refurbished this year, she was disappointed and angered to see yet another serious fire risk to the people that lived and worked in the building. The manual shut-off plate had been rigged with metal wires and weights, and…

Knowing when to say ‘no’

October 10, 2018

The government’s response to The Hackitt review has shown that ‘in too many cases people who should be accountable for fire safety have failed in their duties’. And this was a key theme in the lecture by Chris Auger from BAFE at Fire Safety North yesterday, who asked the question ‘Is your Contractor compliant?’  This…

Why honesty and integrity is so important to us

October 5, 2018

We have just been informed by a customer that a competitor has recently inspected their laundry chute without authorisation; implying that they were a Chute Fire Certification UK® employee.  We have taken the decision to make all of our customers aware of this, because  unfortunately this is an industry where such practices are not unusual.  However,…

Chute Fire Certification UK – IFSM Affiliate Member

September 26, 2018

When Director of Chute Fire Certification UK® Avene Furness-Monks finds a fire plate that has been chained back on laundry or refuse chute, it deepens her resolve to ensure that her Certified Fire Technicians will always deliver the highest standard in fire prevention possible.  Which is why they are now an affiliate member of the Institute of…

CFCUK collaborate with Hull based fire risk management company

June 28, 2018

Chute Fire Certification UK® are now working in collaboration with Prism Fire Risk Management Ltd. CFCUK have recently entered into a working relationship with Yorkshire based Prism Fire Risk Management Ltd The Hull based company offer a wide range of fire safety services and work with such clients as York St John University, The Swift…

Chute Fire Certification UK reaches the highest possible standard in refuse and laundry chute fire inspections

June 19, 2018

With the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy just passed, local businesswoman Avene Furness-Monks is on a mission to ensure that social housing, high-rise apartments, hotels, and businesses in the North West receive the highest possible standard of inspections of their refuse and laundry chutes. Refuse and laundry chutes are not something that the general…