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TODAY'S OTHER NEWS

Fire safety awareness app launches for landlords and tenants

This week a new Firemark Education app has been launched to help landlords and tenants understand the risk from fire, fire detection and fire alarms.

Firemark Edcation, a national education programme for landlords and tenants, launched back in 2013, but it was this week at the House of Commons that the app was finally launched.

As part of a national fire safety programme, this tool guides each landlord or tenant participant through a basic risk assessment, which they complete by identifying any hazards, understanding the consequences of fire risk and identifying the remedial action required. 

The tool uses various realistic examples and allows local fire and rescue services to assess the participant knowledge levels. 

In the private rental sector there are constant legislative changes, recently regarding fire safety, so it’s crucial landlords and tenants are aware of their responsibilities.

Sir Ken Knight, technical and professional adviser for Firemark Education, said: “This new application will help to transform fire safety for landlords and tenants...We’ve designed a tool for fire services all over the country to add to their education programmes and ensure that key fire safety messaging is shared with the whole private rented sector.”

“Fire safety training is vital – and this will ensure that landlords and tenants have the knowledge they need to reduce risks and keep themselves safe,” added councillor Mark Healey, Chair of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services.

To find out more about the Firemark Education app, please visit: www.firemarkeducation.com

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