The role of a Waking Watch Fire Warden

The role of a Waking Watch Fire Warden

Put in place as a direct response to the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017, Waking Watch is a fire safety measure put in place for similar types of buildings. Our Waking Watch teams are highly skilled and qualified to ensure buildings are safe and secure, we provide this service for both residential and commercial buildings. Offering three different types of personnel; fire wardens, fire marshals and fire watchmen the service promises to be alert to all and any safety issues that may arise.

The basic duties of a Waking Watch fire warden include a 24/7 patrol in buildings. This is carried out across all floors of high-rise tower blocks to ensure all residents are protected. In the event of a fire, the Waking Watch team will alert the emergency services and ensure everyone in the building is fully informed on what is going and evacuated safely – in a pre-devised evacuation plan.

It’s also imperative to us that our wardens excel in public-facing settings, this ensures a level of trustworthiness for residents in buildings with a Waking Watch in place. An Active Awake Policy is followed by all our security guards so that residents are safe in the knowledge that they are protected at all times.

Our Waking Watch security team can be on your property within four hours to get things in motion regarding fire protection. All of our guards undergo a month-long induction programme before being deployed to any live project – so you are safe in the knowledge that they are up to date on everything they need to suit each client’s personal needs.

We are also ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited, meaning we meet the Quality Management System and the Effective Environmental Management System requirements. These allow us to follow a framework and reach organisational goals whilst fully assessing risk and opportunities.

Under the current circumstances brought on by COVID-19 all of our Waking Watch teams are striving to continue to offer residents the highest level of comfort and safety as we all spend more time in our homes.

Simultaneous evacuation strategies have been put in place as a temporary measure where the Stay Put policy may no longer be deemed an efficient safety measure. For this reason, the strategy will be discussed with building owners to tailor it to their needs. More information can be found on our Simultaneous Evacuation white paper here.

For further information don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team!

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