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Recent incidents have heightened awareness that, although regulatory systems are in place to minimise the risk of tragedy, the onus is on hotel operators to ensure they have the right safety measures and procedures established.

Chute Fire Certification UK is finalist for prestigious SHE Awards

Chute Fire Certification UK (CFCUK) is delighted to be joining other finalists including the Royal Navy, 3M UK, DHL and Travis Perkins in The Safety and Health Excellent Awards 2020. CFCUK is a finalist in the ‘Innovation of the Year for Fire’ category with its new 2-in-1 Chute System. Their unique 4-hour system was undertaken … Continued

Official Trademark for Chute Fire Certification UK

When Avene Furness created Chute Fire Certification UK, she did so because she believed passionately in doing the right thing and offering a superior level of quality to managers of multi occupancy buildings. The value proposition that Avene and her team offer to their clients is a great customer experience and peace of mind – … Continued

Avene is finalist in BESA Outstanding Woman in Building Engineering Service Award

Chute Fire Certification UK® are delighted to announce that Director Avene Furness-Monks is a finalist in the BESA Outstanding Woman in Engineering Services Award. This special award will be presented by the Women’s Engineering Society chief executive Elizabeth Donelly to recognise a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering in the built environment … Continued

Manchester Prestige Award for Chute Fire Certification UK

The Corporate Livewire Manchester Prestige Awards have recognised Chute Fire Certification UK’s continuous commitment to professionalism and knowledge in its sector by awarding it with the ‘Laundry Chute Service Provider of the Year’. A total of 2,145 award nominations were received this year to celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises consisting of localised businesses and sole … Continued

Innovative 2-in-1 Chute Safe Protection System attains 4-hour fire rating

Just six months after announcing its new hopper doors had passed a third party 2.5 hour fire test, Chute Fire Certification UK® has launched its new 2-in-1 Chute System – currently the only system in the UK that has a 4 hour certification by an independent UKAS accredited fire research facility. Managing Director Avene Furness-Monks … Continued

Chute Fire Certification UK becomes a BESA member

Chute Fire Certification UK® has passed the audit to become a member of BESA – the Building Engineering Services Association.  BESA is the UK’s leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors – representing the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings. … Continued

Avene gets tough for MACS charity

Inspecting and installing chutes can be a pretty dirty job but Managing Director of Chute Fire Certification UK®, Avene Furness-Monks is taking dirt to another level to compete in her 5th Tough Mudder event on 12th September 2019. Avene’s daughter was born with Trachea-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF), a rare congenital condition that affects one in every 3,500 … Continued

Chute Fire Certification UK’s new hopper doorset maintains its full integrity in fire test

To complete its Refuse Chute Safe System, Chute Fire Certification UK® now offers hopper doorsets, providing a one-stop refuse chute solution for owners of multiple occupancy buildings.  The five new models of hopper doorsets easily passed the required 2.5 hours fire test and are now certified to BS476: Part 22: 1987. Existing customers of Chute … Continued

Jigsaw Group takes a proactive approach to fire safety

Jigsaw Homes (part of the Jigsaw Group) is one of the largest housing association groups within England, providing more than 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands. Chute Fire Certification UK® has inspected, serviced and repaired refuse chutes in several of Jigsaw Homes’ tower blocks, and are now focussing on the hopper door … Continued

Chute Fire Certification UK makes over 100 chutes fire safe

When Avene Furness-Monks, Director of Chute Fire Certification UK® arrived at the site of the 100th chute she has refurbished this year, she was disappointed and angered to see yet another serious fire risk to the people that lived and worked in the building. The manual shut-off plate had been rigged with metal wires and … Continued

Knowing when to say ‘no’

The government’s response to The Hackitt review has shown that ‘in too many cases people who should be accountable for fire safety have failed in their duties’. And this was a key theme in the lecture by Chris Auger from BAFE at Fire Safety North yesterday, who asked the question ‘Is your Contractor compliant?’  This … Continued

Why honesty and integrity is so important to us

We have just been informed by a customer that a competitor has recently inspected their laundry chute without authorisation; implying that they were a Chute Fire Certification UK® employee.  We have taken the decision to make all of our customers aware of this, because  unfortunately this is an industry where such practices are not unusual.  … Continued

Chute Fire Certification UK – IFSM Affiliate Member

When Director of Chute Fire Certification UK® Avene Furness-Monks finds a fire plate that has been chained back on laundry or refuse chute, it deepens her resolve to ensure that her Certified Fire Technicians will always deliver the highest standard in fire prevention possible.  Which is why they are now an affiliate member of the Institute … Continued

CFCUK collaborate with Hull based fire risk management company

Chute Fire Certification UK® are now working in collaboration with Prism Fire Risk Management Ltd. CFCUK have recently entered into a working relationship with Yorkshire based Prism Fire Risk Management Ltd The Hull based company offer a wide range of fire safety services and work with such clients as York St John University, The … Continued

Chute Fire Certification UK reaches the highest possible standard in refuse and laundry chute fire inspections

With the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy just passed, local businesswoman Avene Furness-Monks is on a mission to ensure that social housing, high-rise apartments, hotels, and businesses in the North West receive the highest possible standard of inspections of their refuse and laundry chutes. Refuse and laundry chutes are not something that the general … Continued