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Waking Watch


In light of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, the Waking Watch service was introduced in the UK to keep residents in blocks of flats, apartments and tower blocks safe at all times and prevent such tragedy from occurring again. Meanwhile, the Waking Watch service can also be utilised to bridge the gap between new and safer cladding being installed, where unsafe cladding has been identified but has not yet been replaced. Trident Security have a fully-dedicated team of trained fire marshals, based in Nottingham and available across the East Midlands, who are experienced and aware of all fire-safety protocols in such settings. Full inspections and planning in each new building of residence will be carried out before the service begins to ensure everything is covered and residents’ safety is ensured. Frequent fire patrols are conducted throughout the day and night at regular intervals, depending on the size of the building being patrolled.

Preventing Future Tragedies

The enormous tragedy that unfolded in June 2017 highlighted the fact that many apartment and tower blocks have been constructed or re-fitted in recent years with unsafe cladding, which has the potential to cause other similar disasters in the future.

The wake and watch service aims to counteract these safety flaws and whilst cladding is being replaced or instead of if funds are not currently available, residents in locations which are deemed to increase their risk are protected 24-7 by a specially trained team of fire marshals.

Waking Watch fire marshals are trained to the very highest standards in fire safety and in the event of any risk will ensure all residents are alerted and evacuated from the building immediately.

This can be achieved by means of banging loudly on doors, sirens and forced entry if necessary, such as if a resident is asleep and at risk due to a fire in the building. Our fire marshals are trained in crowd management and public safety and will ensure a safe and controlled evacuation.

Waking Watch


Based in Nottingham and covering all of the UK, Trident Security are an SIA accredited security company who take great care and pride in both keeping people safe whilst also providing a great level of care and customer service. We think this is especially important when working within a residential setting, our friendly yet professional and highly trained fire marshals will always provide a first-class service to all residents. We also offer Wake and Watch Fire Marshal services in commercial buildings or educational settings, so whatever your setting, we can help.

Our Covid-19 Policy during waking watch services

We are taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously and ensure all work undertaken complies with the most recent government guidelines as set out to prevent the spread of the virus. This includes but it not limited to, the use of protective face masks being worn by all fire marshals at all times inside buildings and confined areas, as well as in outside settings too. If you’re looking for a team of wake and watch fire marshals, just get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements further.


Email us on info@tridentuksecurity.co.uk or call us on 07460 080111 and we will happily assist you. We are a family owned security company based in Nottingham but we do cover the whole of the East Midlands including Derby, Mansfield, Leicester and the rest of the UK.