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Visual fire alarm on the exterior of a building

Working to a tight deadline to mitigate external cladding risk

Vince Payne Head of Fire Safety at Clear

Vince Payne Head of Fire Safety

Thursday, 23rd March 20232 min read


Notting Hill Genesis

Reason for contacting Clear:

Urgent requirement to install multiple temporary fire alarms at sites identified as those at risk from external cladding.

Problems/issues identified by Clear:

Clear was handed a project that was already behind schedule, with no detailed specifications in place or any contractors earmarked to complete the work.

The rollout of a time-efficient schedule of works was critical in order to reduce the cost of the waking watch service which was currently in place.

The Clear response:

Clear contacted a manufacturer and arranged a site survey and manufacture-led specification within one week of being commissioned to handle the project. Concurrent with this activity, appropriate contractors were identified and invited to attend the site to facilitate an accurately priced estimate for the works. Clear managed the process of contractor pricing and selection; project oversight and commissioning as well as quality assurance of all contractor works.

End result:

The aggressive lead time for having contractors on site within a few weeks was achieved. The manufacturer chosen was able to supply materials without any delay to allow all four sites to commence on schedule.

The projects were managed with all works evidenced and tabulated for audit review, as well as an onsite post-inspection regime.

The final installations were successfully signed off and correctly commissioned to allow the safe stand down of the waking watch service.



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