Fire safety summary

Sinclair Drive

Sinclair Drive (57-165)
Churchill Way West
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21 6AF

(Unique Property Reference Number – 93184)

Contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. A fire remediation project is currently on-site carrying out remediation works as highlighted in an intrusive compartmentation report. Works include compartmentation/ firestopping works to all communal areas and replacement doors to lobbies, corridors and flats.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. The fire project work is due to finish later in 2021.

Building construction and external wall

Six storey building with brick and render outer wall.

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 protected staircase that leads to the ground floor

Do not use the lift.

Local fire authority

Hampshire 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 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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