FIRE safety begins at home for the team at Sheffield’s Omnia Property Group.
The Omnia Property Group works across all areas of the property market including block and commercial property management, offices, student accommodation, residential lettings and facilities management.
And the company’s Health and Safety manager Shannon West has been working alongside South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue to ensure that all the company’s properties reach the highest standards of safety – starting at head office!
“We have always taken all aspects of fire safety for all our tenants extremely seriously, but in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy we became even more determined to ensure that every aspect of fire safety was adhered to and even exceeded,” said Omnia Operations Director Amy Ryan.
“Our head office at West Bar in Sheffield is not just the home to our team but is also a residential block for many students so it was important that here, as with all our other sites, we should meet the required standard.
“Shannon’s meeting with SYFR confirmed that the building has all the necessary equipment, evacuation procedures and supporting documents in the event of a fire alarm activation.
“This includes zone charts for reference, dry riser locations, floor plans and locations of emergency shut off points for amenities like gas and electricity.
“We were delighted with the response and feel confident that inspections of our other sites will be similarly successful.”
The Omnia Property Group, based at Omnia One in Sheffield’s Queen Street, was established in Sheffield in 2004 and was acquired in a management buy out in 2017 by business partners Joanne Race and Amy Ryan.
With a base already established nationwide, the company – made up of Omnia Space, Omnia Offices and Omnia Estates – has now grown into a major player covering the whole of the UK, with a workforce of 60.