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Fire safety in apartment blocks

Your safety is really important to us

If there’s a fire look after yourself, and your family, by following these tips

  • Read the fire safety information in your block. Check the safe way to get out and where you need to go
  • If your block has an alarm system we’ll maintain it and make sure it’s regularly tested
  • Keep all communal areas clear. We’ll take away anything that’s left in these areas such as; bikes, shoes, door mats, plants and recycling bins
  • Don’t smoke in any of the communal areas
  • If you’ve got oxygen canisters in your home, let us know so we can send you a sticker for your front door. This will warn the fire service in an emergency
  • Don’t store anything flammable in your home, shed or garage

 


If fire breaks out in your home

  • Quickly get out of the room where the fire is and close the door behind you
  • Tell everyone in your home that there’s a fire and to get out. Don’t stop to get any of your things. Shut your front door behind you when you leave
  • Don’t try to put the fire out
  • If there’s a break glass call point, smash the glass to raise the alarm
  • Call the fire service on 999
  • Wait outside, away from the building, at your assembly point

 


If you see or hear fire in another part of the building

  • The building is designed to keep the fire inside the flat where it started. So it should be safe to stay in your own home, unless the fire service tell you to leave
  • Don’t try to put the fire out
  • If there’s a break glass call point, smash the glass to raise the alarm
  • Call the fire service on 999
  • Get out immediately if smoke or heat affects your home, or if you’re told to do so by the fire service
  • If you’re in any doubt - get out

 

To call the fire service

  • Dial 999
  • When the operator answers give your name and ask for FIRE
  • When the fire service answer give the address of where the fire is
  • DON’T HANG UP until the fire service have repeated the address back to you correctly