In the first partnership of its kind in the region, Curo has joined with Avon Fire & Rescue Service in a new initiative that will help to ensure our homes are safe and comply with fire safety legislation and regulation.
The partnership means Avon Fire & Rescue Service will provide Curo with expert advice and guidance to help us make sure our homes are safe places to live.
Property Compliance Manager at Curo, Wayne Baker, said: “Our number one priority at Curo is delivering outstanding customer service, and providing safe and healthy homes is a key part of this approach. Our team has a strong focus on compliance with fire safety regulation and best practice, and entering into this scheme with Avon Fire & Rescue Service will help us develop this even further.
"The scheme will support the continuous improvement of our provision and ensure the safety of customers and colleagues in our 13,000 homes across the region.”
Fire and rescue services in England and Wales can enter into partnerships with businesses, charities or other organisations which operate across more than one local authority fire enforcement area - becoming their single point of contact for fire safety regulation advice. Curo is joined by Knightsone Housing in this first such partnership for the region.
Head of Technical Fire Safety at Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Station Manager Steve Quinton, said: “This partnership is excellent news for anyone living in properties owned by Knighstone Housing or Curo. Not only can they be reassured that the properties are built and maintained to the latest fire safety standards, it also shows the commitment of the two organisations to reduce the risk of a fire and protect the safety of their residents.
“At Avon Fire & Rescue Service we take fire safety extremely seriously and are delighted to have entered into this partnership. Both Knightstone Housing and Curo will be using the knowledge and expertise of our staff to ensure all their properties comply with the law.
“The partnership ensures that the advice and guidance they are given is consistent and is applied to all their buildings and developments, even those in other parts of the UK.”