Anchor has been honoured by a government department for its excellence in fire safety.

Anchor received the Partnership Award at the Primary Authority Awards 2016 on 18 May, beating big brands including Tesco, Asda, Argos and Boots. 

The Primary Authority Awards are run by Regulatory Delivery, which is part of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The awards are designed to recognise outstanding work by those involved in the Primary Authority scheme, which supports businesses in forming partnerships with local authorities, as well as fire and rescue authorities. 

Anchor was praised in conjunction with the London Fire Brigade for their excellent partnership in delivering high quality fire safety management systems to Anchor’s customers and staff. 

Anchor and the London Fire Brigade formed a partnership a year ago and have since rationalised fire awareness and evacuation training in Anchor’s care homes. In addition to this, Anchor has taken its fire safety risk assessment process in-house, and the combined changes are set to save the business over £1.2 million on consultancy fees during the next three years. 

The judges said: “This is a high quality partnership improving safety for elderly and vulnerable residents whilst enabling the business to make financial savings.”

John Johnson, Anchor’s National Health and Safety Manager, said:

“I am very pleased and honoured to receive this award on behalf of Anchor. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to continuously improving our health, safety and fire management systems.

“Anchor takes the safety of its customers and colleagues extremely seriously and we are constantly striving to ensure that customers and colleagues are kept as safe as possible from all risks.”

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