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Metropolitan Thames Valley appoints Clear to oversee fire safety remedial programme

Matthew Westby, Clear Safety Director

Matthew Westby Director

Tuesday, 21st March 20232 min read

Clear – the safety and compliance management specialist – has been appointed by Metropolitan Thames Valley to provide dedicated consultancy support to manage the housing association’s fire safety programme.

Metropolitan Thames Valley (formerly Metropolitan) is partnered with Thames Valley Housing and provides housing at different levels of affordability for people living in the London, South East, East Midland and East of England areas, and is a member of G15 which represents London’s 15 largest housing associations.

The brief to Clear is to manage the quality of the assessment regime, advise on the prioritisation of remedial works, assist with fire alarm maintenance, installation & removal, advise on complex fire safety issues and ultimately maintain the housing association’s commitment to fire safety excellence. Clear’s highly experience fire safety team will work with each contractor to ensure all specified works are completed in line with best industry practices, on time and on budget.

Commenting on the appointment, Director Matt Westby said:

“In the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, our specialist knowledge of fire safety has been in high demand, especially within the social housing sector. We take pride in our ability to work as an extension of the client’s in-house team, delivering a seamless service to ensure that the necessary work is undertaken to maintain compliance, but always at a fair price and to the stringent standards that our clients expect. Our comprehensive cloud-based system provides ‘live’ access to all contractor activity and offers clear evidence of an organisation’s intentions to establish the highest calibre fire safety protocols. We are delighted to be working with Metropolitan Thames Valley and look forward to delivering high-quality risk assessment and proportional outcomes for the housing association’s fire safety programme whilst maintaining rigorous and evidential financial control, as per our track record in this sector.”

First published: November 2021



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