Fire safety summary
(Unique Property Reference Numbers – 64721 and 64722)
- Customer services: 0300 5000 926
Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment
- Smoking materials and residents items were found within the stairwell and corridors
- A number of service cupboards had storage of combustible materials in them
- A number of compartmentation breaches were found
How we are managing fire risk in the buildings
- Residents have been reminded that there is a strict no smoking policy in all communal areas. Any evidence of breaches to the ‘no smoking’ policy is investigated and appropriate action taken
- Residents have been reminded not to store combustible items in their cupboards and these are checked by housing staff
- A full survey of the block has taken place since the FRA and we are planning in repair works
Building construction and external wall
Six storey, concrete frame structure with an outer wall comprising brick, render and stone, with areas of UPVC cladding.
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
Avon Fire and Rescue Service
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 safe||Annually|
|Lift||One passenger lift in each block||Serviced 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 boiler||None present – electric heating.||Does not apply|
|Dry riser||Used by firefighters to deliver water to all levels of the building.|
Six monthly and annual servicing
|Fire detection system||Such as fire alarms and smoke detectors.||Testing and servicing every three months|
|Emergency lighting||Emergency 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|