Fire safety summary

Quay Point

Quay Point (1-49)
Lime Kiln Road
Bristol
BS1 5AD

(Unique Property Reference Number – 63406)

Contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Personal items were found in the communal areas
  2. Compartmentation breaches were found in the electric riser (cupboard)
  3. Additional signage should be installed

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. These have now been removed, and residents reminded of their responsibilities to keep escape routes clear
  2. A programme of works is due to be undertaken to complete the firestopping works required in the riser cupboard
  3.  Additional signage is being installed

Building construction and external wall

Seven storey concrete block, including a basement car park, comprising brick on the ground floor and an EWI system (render over insulation) on the remaining storeys. 

  1. An intrusive survey found some defects in the external wall.
  2. We have written to our residents with details of the defects and a programme of remediation works is being drawn up. We have installed additional detection as a short term measure until the remedial action is completed.  

Evacuation policy

Stay put

Unless the fire is in your flat or a direct neighbour’s.

Keep your front door and windows closed. Tune in to local TV or radio and wait for further instructions from the emergency services. The fire service will knock on your door if they need you to evacuate.

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 stairwell that leads to the ground floor

Do not use the lift.

Local fire authority

Avon 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
 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 boilerDoes not apply – gas boilers in each home (leaseholders responsible for annual service). 
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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