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Manchester Prestige Award for Chute Fire Certification UK

3 November 2019

The Corporate Livewire Manchester Prestige Awards have recognised Chute Fire Certification UK’s continuous commitment to professionalism and knowledge in its sector by awarding it with the ‘Laundry Chute Service Provider of the Year’. A total of 2,145 award nominations were received this year to celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises consisting of localised businesses and sole…

Chute Fire Certification UK becomes a BESA member

16 August 2019

Chute Fire Certification UK® has passed the audit to become a member of BESA – the Building Engineering Services Association.  BESA is the UK’s leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors – representing the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings. BESA…

Avene gets tough for MACS charity

10 August 2019

Inspecting and installing chutes can be a pretty dirty job but Managing Director of Chute Fire Certification UK®, Avene Furness-Monks is taking dirt to another level to compete in her 5th Tough Mudder event on 12th September 2019. Avene’s daughter was born with Trachea-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF), a rare congenital condition that affects one in every 3,500…

Jigsaw Group takes a proactive approach to fire safety

21 May 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

27 November 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’

10 October 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

5 October 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

26 September 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…