Fire Safety

Did you know?

  • You’re four times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a smoke alarm that works.
  • Around half of home fires are caused by cooking accidents.
  • Two fires a day are started by candles.
  • Every six days someone dies from a fire caused by a cigarette.
  • About two fires a day are started by heaters.
  • Appliances - faulty electrics (appliances, wiring and overloaded sockets) cause around 6,000 fires in the home across the country every year. Click here to find out more on appliances with recall notices/issues

    Our residents’ safety and security is a priority for us. It’s one of our top five corporate objectives to maintain and improve the safety of our homes. Have a read below how you can best prepare yourself and your home safe from fire hazards.
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Smoke alarms

Smoke alarms provide vital early warnings and give you extra time to escape if there is a fire

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Ensuring you are aware and best equipped to deal with fire hazards on and around balconies

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Communal areas

Obstructions can block your escape route and fuel the fire, leaving you in further risk of escaping

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Monthly checks

Quick routine checks could prevent possible future fire hazards

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Plan your escape route

Smoke makes it difficult to see in the event of a fire - planning your route could be the difference

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Avoid common causes of fire in your home

How best to avoid common causes - from smoking to hazards in your kitchen

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Fire safety in flats and shared buildings

Equip yourself with all your building's fire safety procedures

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Make a bedtime check list

Start off on paper...and soon it'll be a mental note so you can sleep in peace

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Appliances with recall notices/issues

Faulty electrics, wiring or overloaded sockets in your appliances could cause a fire

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Building information

Information for homeowners in purpose-built blocks - Mortgage lender requests relating to government advice notes

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