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Inspirational woman shortlisted in top industry awards

An inspirational colleague at one of the Midlands largest housing associations is a finalist in a top awards scheme.
Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen, a Fire Safety Compliance Manager from Platform Housing Group has been shortlisted in the 2024 Aico/HomeLINK Community Awards in The Woman in Fire Safety category.

The awards recognise the achievements of inspirational individuals and organisations working within local community and social housing.

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on Thursday 18 April at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

The award entry focused on Debbie creating a fire safety team where none had existed before as well as putting effective systems in place to manage more than 1500 fire risk assessments; dealing with more than 41,000 fire risk actions as well as more than 31,500 compliance inspections.  From April 2024, Debbie and her team will be undertaking more than 28,000 fire door inspections.

Mark Bell, Head of Building Safety at Platform Housing Group said : “Women have made significant strides in the field of fire safety, breaking down barriers and making invaluable contributions in keeping our communities safe. Debbie has been a trailblazer in this male dominated industry and her exemplary work deserves recognition.  She demonstrates outstanding leadership, dedication and expertise in ensuring the safety of our residents.  We wish her – and everyone at the awards – they very best of luck!”

In addition to her role at Platform, Debbie is a passionate advocate for fire safety awareness and education, focusing on empowering women in the field.  She actively participates in community outreach programmes, workshops and seminars, where she shares her knowledge and experience in fire safety, inspiring and mentoring women to pursue careers in the sector.

Aico is the European market leader in home life safety.

 

  

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