Fire safety summary

Oyster Bay Apartments

Flats 1-31
Oyster Bay Apartments
Sterte Close
BH15 2FN

(Unique Property Reference Number – 31817)

Contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Make available emergency lighting testing/servicing records and fix three defective bulbs
  2. Items left by residents in communal areas compromising means of escape

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Making records available and replacing defective bulbs
  2. Housing team to issue tort notices and remove items

Building construction and external wall

Nine storey block with steel frame construction with brick and metal cladding as the external wall, with small sections of render.  We are replacing the cladding, and short-term, interim measures are in place to ensure resident safety until work is completed.

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

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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.Annually
 LiftOne passenger 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 boiler
None present – gas boilers in each home are serviced annually. 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
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