WWHA staff leading the way on new fire risk qualification
Published by Sarah Manners for Wales & West Housing Association in Housing and also in Education, Environment
Vaughan and Ian Williams with colleagues at the BRE Training Centre
TWO members of staff from WWHA are among the first in the UK to gain a new industry fire risk qualification.
Ian Williams and Vaughan Williams, both Asset Management Officers with the Association, have gained the Level 4 BTEC Professional Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment.
The duo (pictured to the right) undertook their training with BRE Training over a period of five days at their headquarters in Watford.
These first successful candidates have demonstrated that they can deliver fire risk assessments and can undertake risk assessments of an in-house portfolio acting as a ‘competent person' as defined by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The BRE qualification meets national standards and addresses non-fire engineered buildings with simple and more complex layouts including those over 5 storeys, with public access and higher risk occupancies.
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive for WWHA, said: “Providing opportunities for our staff to develop their potential through high quality training courses is a key element of our success as a business.
“I am delighted that Ian and Vaughan are among the first in the UK to gain this important new qualification. Well done them.”