Liberty Living becomes the first student housing provider to achieve leading fire risk management accreditation

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Liberty Living team

We are proud to announce that Liberty Living’s commitment to fire safety through both physical protections and risk management systems has been reflected in formal certification.

MMRA, an independent UKAS accredited provider, has certified our fire risk management system to PAS7, the highest possible standard. Fire risk management is as important as the physical fire protections built into the fabric of our buildings.

Liberty Living is the first student housing provider and only the third organisation of any kind to have its fire risk management system recognised as meeting this standard.

With 24,000 beds at leading academic institutions in UK university towns, safety is at the heart of everything we do. “Putting Safety First” is one of our core values and is integral to our role as a trusted provider of high-quality student accommodation. This official recognition is testament to our commitment to, and significant investment in, fire safety.

Recently we undertook a sector-leading, two-year business-wide review for all elements of fire safety, making significant enhancements to our physical fire protection measures and processes at each of our sites.

We are committed to leading the way in fire safety and continually reviewing our practices to ensure they are best-in-class.

We are rolling our accredited FRMS out across all sites starting with our Southern Region, to which the current certification applies.

Paul Mullins, CEO of Liberty Living, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this important fire safety certification and are particularly pleased to be the first in our sector to achieve this status – a reflection of how highly we prioritise fire safety for our students. This accolade is due to the hard work our employees have put into improving fire safety and I’d like to thank them all for their efforts.”.