Fire safety advice in your home
2017 - June, News and events
Following the tragic events in London this week, many of you may have concerns around fire safety and what it means for you, especially if you live in a communal block.
We would urge all of our resident to be vigilant and take a minute to read the following advice to ensure that your home, and those that may be around you are not at risk.
In the event of a fire always call 999 and follow the advice of the emergency services.
- Don't allow rubbish to build up in communal areas or bin stores as this could be the cause or fuel in a fire.
- DO NOT use any of the lifts in the event of a fire.
- Report any instances of fly-tipping immediately especially if it is blocking a fire exit.
- Check your smoke detectors regularly.
- Tell us immediately if any communal smoke detectors, fire alarms or alarm panels are beeping or not working.
- Tell us immediately if any communal lighting is not working.
- Don't leave cigarettes un-attended, and make sure they are definitely stamped out.
- If you light candles in your home, ensure you only light them in rooms you are in and always blow them out when leaving a room.
- Turn off electrical goods when you're not using them to avoid them over-heating, and don't over-load sockets with too many plugs.
- Don't leave the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher running overnight or while you are out. They are a fire risk because of their high wattage, friction and motors.
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