Fire safety in blocks of flats
- Fire safety in blocks of flats
- Escape routes
By taking sensible precautions you are no more at risk from fire if you live in a high rise building than any other type of building.
Blocks of flats are built to reduce the possibility of fire spreading out of the flat it starts in.
If the fire is in another flat you are safer staying in your own flat unless you are affected by heat and smoke form another flat.
We will make sure you have at least one working electronic smoke alarm.
Test your smoke alarm once a month to make sure it is working.
If your smoke alarm is battery operated call 01788 533888 and we will fit a smoke alarm that is wired into the electricity circuit. If your smoke alarm is wired into the electricity circuit and it is not working call 01788 533888 to arrange a repair.
If you don’t have a smoke alarm at all call 01788 533888 and we will arrange to have one fitted.
Make a plan so if the worst happens you have a better chance of escaping. Make sure everyone in the flat knows the escape plan.
Make one room the safe room. If possible it should have an opening window and a phone.
Mobility scooters and electric bikes are not permitted to be stored in communal areas under any circumstances unless you have received written permission to do so.
If they are found in communal areas you will be asked to remove them.