Fire safety summary

Parkstone House

Parkstone House
35 Parkstone Road
Poole
Dorset
BH15 2NG

(Unique Property Reference Number – 4855)

Contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. A fire door survey has been carried out and identified the need to replace the existing doors with new door sets.
  2. Compartmentation issues were identified between floors in the mains electrical cupboards and service cupboards on the ground floor. It is advised that the deficiencies identified within the surveys should be addressed.
  3. It should be confirmed that appropriate testing of the switches is being carried out weekly, plus a simulated primary power failure monthly. It should also be confirmed that the lift is being appropriately serviced as a fire-fighting lift and appropriate records maintained in accordance with BS EN 81-72.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. These works are underway for both flat and communal front doors. Short term, interim measures are in place to ensure resident safety.
  2. These works are due to commence as part of the current programme of remedial works.
  3. The fire fighting lift is being serviced and maintained, along with the back up power generated. Testing is completed during the weekly fire alarm testing, as well as monthly visits by the lift contractor.

Building construction and external wall

13 storey concrete block with a concrete large panel system (LPS) as external wall.

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.

Routine inspections

The items below are inspected or serviced to maintain the fire safety of your building.

Area

Description 

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
 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 
Other comments None.