Safety in your home for tenants

As well as providing you with smoke alarms, if you have an assured, secure or fixed term tenancy we check and service your gas, oil and solid fuel appliances (and the pipework) in your annual gas safety check. We also carry out regular inspections of electrical systems. 

In our blocks of flats and shared buildings, we make sure that fire risk assessments (FRAs) are up-to-date, there are appropriate smoke detectors and fire alarms, fire doors and other fire safety measures. We also regularly review any fire risks and the procedures for preventing and reporting fires. 

You can find out more about fire safety (including extra information on safety in our taller buildings) and other key safety topics using the links below. 

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Fire safety for tenants

Lots of practical #GetFireSafe advice for tenants: from monthly checks to making an escape plan and avoiding the main causes of fire, plus extra tips on safety in flats and shared buildings. 

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Fire safety in communal areas

More about keeping everyone safe by keeping corridors and escape routes clear: our video of a corridor fire and its effects also shows why this is so important. 

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Fire safety in taller buildings

More information about managing safety in our taller buildings (six storeys or higher) and a fire safety summary for each building, including those looked after by a management company. 

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Annual safety gas checks

Why these checks are so important, how to prepare and what to expect during the appointment. We also explain what to do if you smell gas or want to fit your own gas appliances. 

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If asbestos is left undisturbed, it shouldn’t cause any health risk. Find out more about asbestos and the risks, how it’s identified and how we deal with it. 

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Find out more about the legionella bacteria and the form of pneumonia it can cause, plus simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of legionella in the water system of your home. 

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Electrical safety for tenants

If you have an assured, secure, or fixed term tenancy, our responsibilities include a legal duty to check the electrical fixed wiring in your home before you move in, and throughout your tenancy.

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Lift and lifting equipment safety

To meet all our regulatory requirements and best practices, we service and maintain lifts and complete LOLER safety inspections.

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