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Fire service ‘build’ new partnership with Yorkshire Housing

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has signed another Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership, this time with Yorkshire Housing.

Representatives from Yorkshire Housing travelled to fire service HQ in Birkenshaw on Tuesday 28 November to seal the deal.

The Primary Authority Scheme partnership, also available to other organisations, will see brigade experts providing Yorkshire Housing with fire safety advice which the company can then adopt across the region.

Consistency is at the heart of The Primary Authority Scheme (PAS), which allows the emergency services and the business world to come together to implement best practice across the board.

The PAS partnership ensures that fire safety policy is consistent across companies and streamlines compliance management.

Yorkshire Housing has more than 18,000 homes in management across Yorkshire, and provides a range of services so that people can live independently.

Fire Protection Inspector and Business Support Officer Mark Nuttall said: “It’s fantastic that we have another prestigious company such as Yorkshire Housing signed on to the scheme and making a commitment to fire safety.

“We are looking forward to working together in the future.”

Yorkshire Housing Property Compliance Manager Michael Buckley said: “We’re committed to providing all our staff and customers with safe places to work and live. Our partnership with WYFRS will give us the assurance to receive the very best fire safety advice and help from the experts.

“As we cover a number of local council and fire authority areas, we will receive consistent regulatory advice.  Having a single point of contact with someone familiar with our business will reduce the risk of non-compliance.”

The creation of this new partnership has the backing of statutory governance from the Better Regulation Delivery Office.



L-R Top:Communications Officer Adrian Capon (Yorkshire Housing) , Business Support Officer Mark Nuttall (WYFRS), Richard Sladdin Fire Safety Surveyor (Yorkshire Housing) Bottom: Fire Protection Manager Chris Kemp (WYFRS), Property Compliance Manager Michael Buckley (Yorkshire Housing)


WYFRS Fire Protection Manager, Chris Kemp and Yorkshire Housing Property Compliance Manager, Michael Buckley