Fire safety summary

Grange Court

Grange Court
Walnut Street

(Unique Property Reference Number – 6294)

Property Manager contact details


Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Poor fire stopping to cable runs in communal corridor.
  2. Upgrades required to fire doors in means of escape.
  3. Upgrade fire alarm systems within flats.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Fire stopping works underway.
  2. Project to replace initial fire doors identified as needing urgent replacement has finished. A full survey, inspection and examination of all fire doors is expected to complete end of July 2019.
  3. Project is currently being tendered.

Evacuation policy

Full evacuation

When the alarm sounds, get everyone in your flat out of the building using emergency fire exit routes and stairs.

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 lift.

Local fire authority

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Building construction and cladding


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 safe. 
 LiftTwo passenger lifts, including one upgraded firefighting lift. 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. Does not apply
Other comments None.