Torus celebrates new partnership with Lancashire Fire and Rescue (LFRS) to strengthen its governance around fire safety for its tenants and staff.
Torus has joined the Primary Authority Scheme (PAS) partnership, which is used by many national and regional organisations in the both the public and private sector, to provide assurance that its fire safety measures are robust.
John Brett, Torus Group Head of Risk, Safety and Compliance, said: “The Torus group owns and manages more than 22,000 homes in the North West and the safety of our tenants and properties is something we take very seriously.
“As a PAS partner, Torus has taken a more robust approach to fire safety for tenants, staff and visitors. The partnership means there is greater scrutiny of our systems, including audits and inspections – in order to ensure that they are truly fit for purpose.
“In light of the recent Grenfell fire tragedy, the PAS scheme adds an additional level of independent fire safety assurance for Torus and its tenants.”
Torus’ Chief Executive, Rob Young, celebrated the new partnership with representatives of LFRS, including Tony Crook, PAS Group Manager for Prevention, Protection and Road Safety.
Mark Cairns, LFRS Primary Authority Partnership Officer, said, “By joining the PAS, Torus has demonstrated their commitment to fire safety management and fire safety provision for the tenants and staff.”
The Torus Community Consultative Forum, which includes tenant representatives from group members Golden Gates Housing (GGHT) and Helena Partnerships, said “We are really pleased with the proactive approach Torus are taking on fire safety and the protection of tenants.”