Providing homes and creating sustainable communities

Fire safety

Fire safety is everyone's responsibility

It's up to all of us to stay on top of fire safety. From simple, day-to-day tasks like not overloading your plug sockets to checking the battery in your smoke detectors each month, we should all take time to prevent fires.

As your landlord, we'll take care of installing smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors on every floor of your home, repairing them if they break, and regularly carrying out safety checks in any communal areas.

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How we ensure you're safe

  • Regularly inspect and maintain your building, so it meets safety standards
  • Carry out regular fire risk assessments in properties with internal communal areas (hallways and corridors)
  • Install smoke and heat detectors in all our new properties and as part of a significant upgrade
  • Service and maintain fire alarm systems in your building
  • Have a five-year plan to install smoke detectors in all domestic properties
  • Carry out electrical tests to all communal areas

How you can stay safe

  • Test your smoke alarms weekly and tell us if they are not working
  • Let us know if you spot any fire hazards in communal areas
  • Don’t overload plug sockets, replace sockets which are broken or have loose connections
  • Do not use portable gas heaters, paraffin heaters or store any flammable liquid in your home other than small amounts of household products
  • Adhere to our ‘Keep Clear & Safe’ policy. Details of how the policy relates to your home can be found in your communal area. In the event of a fire in another property, you should be safe to stay inside your own home. However, if you do not feel safe, you should exit the building.

Call us if you're concerned

If there's an appliance in your home which we provided before you moved in, or something in a communal area, that's causing you concern for the safety of you & your neighbours, get in touch with us.