Here’s a bit about The Digital Golden Thread;
Founded in 2020 The DGT was born after the devastation of Grenfell turned the property professional world upside down. The government and HSE soon came together to clarify and reaffirm the requirements of those responsible for keeping people safe within their buildings and outline the enforcement & penalties imposed on those that fail to follow the Regulation Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – The requirements include that each building should have “A GOLDEN THREAD” of fire safety information documenting the compliance life of each building and details of those responsible.
Our ethos here at The Digital Golden Thread is to use our knowledge and experience to create a unique management service for each projects’ requirements, taking the headache away and providing cost effective solutions for our freeholders - landlords & leaseholders
Benefitting from over 40 yrs. of experience in the property industry, we have experience in Lettings & Residential Property Management, Block Management and Property Compliance as well Electrical & Fire Safety System Installation, Repairs and Certification. We are a Compliance Service Provider offering an array of Risk Assessments (Fire / H&S/Asbestos/ Data Protection and contractual PPM *Planned Prevention Maintenance* services. In addition to our Fire Safety Team we also offer Asbestos Management, Safeguarding Policy and Procedure implementation, Data protection surveys and contractual officers and other Health and Safety management services allowing us to provide a bespoke all-encompassing service unique to each of our clients and their buildings requirements.
The Legal Bit
The Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017 resulted in the death of 72 people and injured more than 70 people. It drew attention to the regimes governing the fire safety of high-rise residential buildings in the UK.
Following the fire, and in line with recommendations made by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the independent review of building regulations and fire safety (the Hackitt review), the government introduced:
The Building Safety Act 2022 which strengthened the building safety and control regime (and introduced a new regime for high-rise buildings, see below). For example, the Act gave local authorities further powers to take enforcement action against violations of building regulations.
The Fire Safety Act 2021 which clarified that, in shared blocks of flats, responsible persons must also consider a building’s external walls and flat entrance doors in their fire risk assessment. Responsible persons also have new duties, for example, to share information with residents and, in blocks over 11 metres, to carry out regular checks of fire doors.
The 3rd phase of the regulations came into force on 23 January 2023 - Phase 3 looks to improve cooperation and coordination between Responsible Persons, ensure a continual record of shareable fire safety information throughout a building's lifespan, make it easier for enforcement authorities to take action against non-compliance, and ensure residents have access to comprehensive information about fire safety in their buildings
What we offer
Commercial / Residential Buildings.
‘Means of Escape’ Servicing
Detection and Management.
New & Existing Upgrades, Periodic Testing & Management.
EICR / EML / AOV
All types of Buildings with
Assessments, Registration and Management.
Government Portal registered “Responsible Persons”.