Alert are pleased to have completed fire assessments and security upgrades at Whitehough Outdoor Centre
Whitehough Outdoor Centre serves the entire community including special interest groups, education and corporate visitors.
The 22-acre site includes classrooms, 40 seat conference suite, 90 bed accommodation and amenities, catering kitchens, social rooms and camping fields.
Whitehough was unoccupied for 12 months to 2017, before Burnley FC in the Community took ownership from Lancashire County Council. This lead to Alert Fire and Security being commissioned to provide a critical analysis of the facilities and existing fire and security systems.
Our site survey and fire assessment report had to take many critical factors into account including the age of the property, building materials, accessibility, use of the property, visitor types, age groups and the functional condition of equipment in relation to required standards and usability.
The security survey and Fire Risk Assessments were provided to Whitehough Facilities Manager Matt Hargreaves, who was delighted with the report.
Matt explained “We knew there were areas of the centre that would require investment and upgrades. It was important to us that we used trusted, knowledgeable and certified providers to ensure we had the best advise and provision in place and ensure the safety of our guests and employees.”
“The report that came back from Alert Fire and Security was detailed, but just as important was informative and easy to understand.”
“The Fire Assessment provided clear advise and practical recommendations that can easily be overlooked, if you’re not qualified in the field of fire prevention.”
“With a lot of wooden structure in the buildings, simple but critical observations like placement of waste bins (a source to ignite fire) and the type of paints we should use, were particularly important.”
Whitehough Case Study
Whitehough is a great example of an age building that requires detailed considerations through fire assessments to take into account the site layout and practical uses of the building and it’s occupants. Security updates enable management of the centre through many employees and consider the size and placement of the grounds.
To find our more about Fire assessments and Security take overs and installs, read our detailed report of the Whitehough Case Study here