We were saddened and shocked to hear about the fire that tore through Grenfell Tower in London, our love and thoughts go out to all those affected.
In light of this tragedy we want to reassure tenants that Fire Risk Assessments of communal areas are carried out on a regular basis. We go above and beyond legal requirements and take fire safety very seriously. Our cleaning team carry out checks fortnightly, United Communities staff check monthly and a full test of all fire safety warning systems is carried out twice a year. The first full inspection of this year has just been completed.
We would also like to remind tenants that fire safety within your home is your responsibility, you should:
– Check your fire alarm regularly
– Replace batteries when they run out (the alarm will beep regularly to indicate when batteries need replacing)
– Nothing should be stored in communal hallways and all fire routes kept clear at all times – please report an potential hazards
Lots of helpful hints and tips to make your home safer and reduce the risk of death through fire.
FREE Home Fire Safety Visits
Avon Fire and Rescue offer FREE Home Fire & Safety Visits where they provide practical advice to prevent fires starting in the first place.
The help offered will be specific to your circumstances and will include advice on:
- Escape routes
- Cooking safety
- Electrical safety
- A night time routine
- What to do if there is a fire
Smoke alarms will also be fitted free of charge if needed.
Visit there website for more information and to book an appointment www.avonfire.gov.uk