Fire safety summary

Selkirk House

Selkirk House
Newbury Racecourse
Newbury
RG14 7GQ

(Unique Property Reference Number – 99953)


Property Manager contact details

 

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Repairs to identified fire doors.


How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Fire door works to be carried out autumn/winter 2019 and further investigations to be made into external cladding.

 

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 enclosed stairwell that leads to the ground floor

Do not use the lift.


Local fire authority

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service


Building construction and cladding

Non-combustible insulation covered with brick slips.


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.Initial five-year install certificate and then every five years 
Communal gas boilerDoes not apply - district heating system. 
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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