Fire safety summary

Penrose House

Penrose House
2 Lockyers Quay
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 0DX

(Unique Property Reference Numbers – 15976 and 35659)


Property Manager contact details

  • Paul Chapman, Property Manager
  • Customer services: 0300 5000 926

contact@sovereign.org.uk 


Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Repairs identified to ceiling tiles and fire doors.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1.  These have now been 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 are two routes out of your building:

  • either of the two enclosed stairwells that lead to the ground floor

Do not use the lift.


Local fire authority

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service


Building construction and cladding

Render finish with stone-faced ground floor tiles and ceramic non-combustible cladding enveloping the front and side of the building. 

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
 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 boilerNone 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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