fb-trackingSkip to main content

Housing

Keeping safe from fire in your flat

Despite the difficult situation with coronavirus, we’re continuing to do everything we can to keep people who live in council buildings safe.

We’re continuing with our ongoing programme to test all fire safety systems, to make sure that all emergency exit routes are protected and kept free of obstructions and any combustible material.

You can help us to keep you and your neighbours safe by making sure that you, or any visitors, don’t:

  • store personal items in the communal areas  of the block
  • smoke in the communal areas
  • bring highly flammable items such as motorbikes, petrol cans, gas cylinders into communal areas

You should also regularly test your heat and smoke alarms and make sure that the hallways leading to your front doors are clear of obstructions.

As the weather gets warmer, we’re also asking you not to have barbeques on your balcony at this time.