Fire safety summary

Ashley Court

Ashley Court
Montpelier Road

(Unique Property Reference Numbers – 64721 and 64722)

Property Manager contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Replace missing automatic closing devices to identified flat doors.
  2. Risk of fire spreading due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) in riser cupboards and voids.
  3. Remove items in stores and regularly inspect to make sure that they are clear.
  4. Evidence of smoking throughout the communal areas.
  5. Repair identified fire doors in communal areas.
  6. Storage of residents' items in electrical service cupboards.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Automatic self-closing devices have been/are being fitted to identified doors.
  2. Voids have been sealed to achieve 30-minute fire resistance.
  3. Items were removed and area is locked and inspected regularly by caretaker.
  4. Additional CCTV has been installed and the Housing Officer is taking appropriate action with those residents smoking in communal areas. This is regularly monitored.
  5. Repairs have been carried out to the doors identified.
  6. The cupboards are periodically inspected to prevent storage of combustible items

Evacuation policy

Stay put

Unless the fire is in your flat, a direct neighbour’s or the communal areas.

Keep your front door and windows closed.

Tune in to local TV or radio and wait for further instructions from the emergency services. The fire service will knock on your door if they need you to evacuate.

 Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service has also produced a useful leaflet about High Rise Living [adobe pdf / 2 MB].

Means of escape

The best escape route is usually the normal way in and out of your home. There are two routes out of your building:

  • the main staircase that leads to the ground floor
  • the emergency exit staircase

Do not use the lift.

  • Local fire authority
  • Expand / Collapse

Avon Fire and Rescue Service 

Building construction and cladding

Brick built with two shops underneath residents’ flats.

Routine inspections

The items below are inspected or serviced to maintain the fire safety of your building.



Frequency of inspection 

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)An FRA is an inspection of the common areas of the building to check that fire safety arrangements meet legal fire safety requirements. It also identifies what else we can do to prevent fire and keep residents safeAnnually
LiftOne passenger liftServiced every month. Thorough inspection (LOLER) every six months
Communal electrics Communal electrical installations such as wiring, sockets and lights are inspected and tested regularly.Every five years
Communal gas boilerNone present – electric heating.Does not apply
Dry riserUsed by firefighters to deliver water to all levels of the building.
Six monthly and annual servicing
Fire detection systemSuch as fire alarms and smoke detectors.Testing and servicing every three months
Emergency lightingEmergency lighting (or escape lighting) lights up a safe exit route if the mains power fails. Programme of monthly and annual tests
Automatic Open Vent (AOV)Smoke control ventilation system.Serviced monthly
Other commentsNone.