Company name: Blue Watch
Contact: Dominic Harrison
Position: Project Lead
What is your role at Blue Watch?
Drawing on my experience as a Chief Fire Officer and Director for Safer and Stronger Communities for Cumbria County Council I provide project continuity and strategic direction for Blue Watch.
If you had to describe what your organisation does in one paragraph what would you say?
Blue Watch is a new fire and home safety scheme, set up by the Chief Fire Officers Association, and is supported by UK fire and rescue services. Blue Watch helps landlords, letting agents and tenants make their properties safer by focussing on the dangers of fire and carbon monoxide. We also provide a range of trusted, tried and tested safety products.
Who are your main customers?
Landlords and letting agents, who are encouraged to register their rental properties on our website and work through a checklist to identify where safety improvements can be made. They can also gain peace of mind by utilising our safety products and validation service to confirm and certificate their safety precautions.
What one thing do you want your customers to think about you?
That we provide trusted advice and high quality products that make people safer in their homes.
What is your company vision?
Safer people, safer places. Blue Watch exists to build upon the great preventative work already carried out by fire and rescue services to create safer communities.
How do you work with Endsleigh?
Blue Watch proudly works with Endsleigh to support the dissemination of safety and awareness information to a wider audience.
What wouldn’t people know about your company...?
Blue Watch is owned by a not for profit organisation, the Chief Fire Officers Association, and any surplus generated by Blue Watch is gift aided back to CFOA to further its charitable aims of reducing loss of life, personal injury and damage to property and the environment by improving the quality of fire fighting, rescue, fire protection and fire prevention in the United Kingdom.
Do you tweet?
Yes from @BlueWatchUK
If you could change one law or policy what would that be?
To ask every parent to give their child a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm when they go off to university until such time as every landlord is required by law to fit smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties to keep their tenants safer.
Visit the Blue Watch website at www.bluewatch.co.uk for more information.
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