Fire safety summary

Parkstone House

Parkstone House
35 Parkstone Road
BH15 2NG

(Unique Property Reference Number – 4855)

Property Manager contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. A lift has recently been upgraded to a firefighting lift. This needs to be fitted with a secondary power supply.
  2. Smoke detectors to be installed in shaft area once completed.
  3. Minimise fire load in service cupboards by removing obsolete cables and replace timber flooring with an appropriate fire resistant material.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. This is due to be complete by the end of June 2019.
  2. These are now fitted.
  3. This will be completed 24 June 2019.

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 are two routes out of your building:

  • the two enclosed central stairwells that lead to the ground floor

Do not use the lift. 

Local fire authority

Dorset and Wiltshire 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 in communal areas and domestic flats
Communal gas boilerYesAnnual service
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.