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.
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)
- Service and maintain fire alarm systems in your building
- 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.
Smoke Free Homes
In line with the Government’s aim to make all homes smoke free by 2030, we’re promoting our homes as smoke free, to encourage a healthier home for you and help to reduce the risk of fire within your home. When smoking outside, please try to reduce smoke drifting over to your neighbours and take care when disposing of your cigarette by making sure it’s fully extinguished.
If you’ve decided you want to quit smoking, we’re here to support you and can let you know where to find further information and guidance. Visit our support and wellbeing page to find out more.
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.