Fire Safety in the home
As your landlord, we are responsible for carrying out regular fire safety checks in the communal areas of buildings. As a resident you should familiarise yourself with the ‘Fire Evacuation’ plans in your building.
You can also help to reduce the risk of fire in your home by following some simple steps:
- Keep all exits from your home clear.
- Ensure you know where any keys to windows and doors are and keep them within easy reach.
- Know where your Fire Exits are and how to get to them, even if visibility is poor because of smoke.
- Keep communal areas, corridors and stairways clear of obstructions eg: prams, bikes or other large items as they could stop people evacuating the building.
- Don’t leave lit candles unattended.
- Don’t smoke in bed.
- Close all internal doors at night before you go to bed. This will help to prevent the spread of fire.
- Don’t overload electrical sockets or use cheap chargers.
- Switch off any electrical equipment at the wall if you can. Items left on standby could cause a fire.
You can check how safe your property is with this simple tool – (Click link) LFB Home Fire Safety Checker
Actions if you discover a fire.
- If you discover a fire: Raise the Alarm! Operate the nearest red ‘Break Glass’ point or shout “Fire, Fire, Fire”
- Leave the building immediately by the nearest Fire Exit. Do not stop collect any belongings.
- Do not use the lift if you live above the Ground Floor. Use the staircase and leave via the nearest Fire Exit.
- Dial 999 immediately.
- Do not re-enter the building until you are told that it is safe to do so by the Emergency Services.
- For further information and advice visit www.london-fire.gov.uk
During periods of extreme high temperatures you should be extra vigilant both at home and when outside when using items like a BBQ or when smoking, taking care to dispose of discarded Cigarettes in proper receptacles and not on the ground. It is unwise to use a BBQ in such weather due to the risk of accidental ignition.
For more information and advice please visit https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/cooking/bbqs/
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