Fire safety summary

Westbourne Heights

Flats 1-72
Prince Of Wales Road

(Unique Property Reference Number – 15784)

Property Manager contact details

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  1. Fire stopping, upgrade of fire alarms, various other works.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  1. Major project works are currently being carried out to install fire stopping, upgrade the fire alarm system and various other works.


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

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Building construction and cladding

Cladding – to be replaced with non-combustible cladding, start date TBC 2019/20.

Routine inspections

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



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. 
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 (where flats are leasehold, the service is the responsibility of the leaseholder). 
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)YesMonthly tests
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