Fire safety summary

Cromer Court

Cromer Court (1-32)
Barrington Close

(Unique Property Reference Number – 69603)

Property Manager contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1.  Identified flat doors had broken door closers.
  2.  Residents electrical cupboards missing door handles, being propped open. 
  3.  Compartmentation issues found

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Repairs carried out in November 2019 - completed
  2. Repairs carried out in November 2019 - completed
  3. Further works programmed to complete by spring 2020.

Evacuation policy

Stay put

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

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 is one route out of your building:

  • the enclosed stairwell that leads to the ground floor

Do not use the lifts.

Local fire authority

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Building construction and cladding




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. 
 LiftTwo passenger lifts. 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 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.Weekly 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.Monthly tests
Other comments None.