To prevent a fire in your home, there are a number of inexpensive precautions that you can take that could save the lives of you and your family. It is worth looking at each room of your home and considering what precautions could be put in place.
If you already have smoke alarms make sure they are working, free from dust and test it every week and change the batteries twice a year where necessary.
For further advice please visit the Directgov website page on How to make your home safe from fire.
Fire Safety is the combination of measures to ensure all our residents and buildings are provided with sufficient protection from the risks of fire. This includes measures to:
All fire escape routes (usually the main communal corridors in a property) must be kept free from any obstructions, slip or trip hazards and combustible materials.
Examples of obstructions:
Our policy for your safety
If you own or are thinking or purchasing a mobility scooter, if possible and within reason, we will help you find somewhere to keep it where it will not be a nuisance, cause a trip hazard or fire risk. Where this is not possible, we will discuss with you your housing options.
If you have large bulky items to get rid of, your council may offer discounted or free collection depending on your circumstances.
Plug in air fresheners can cause an electrical hazard, please don’t use these in communal areas.
If you see any damage in communal areas or have any questions about this policy, please contact us on 0300 123 1 567.
Download the booklet below for more information on keeping your home safe from fire.