Almost all fires in the home can be prevented. We can give you advice on how to reduce the risk of a fire
Almost all fires in the home can be prevented. To reduce the risk of fire in your home you should:
Chip pans and deep fat fryers
These are the most common causes of fire in the home. If you follow some simple steps you will keep your kitchen safe. Remember:
If the pan does catch fire:
Portable electric heaters
Never put a heater near furnishings or clothes. Do not sit too close to a heater.
We are unable to allow residents to store personal items in communal areas. These could include plants and plant pots, bicycles, mobility scooters, rubbish, black bags, door mats, motorcycles, indeed anything which could cause a hazard to you and your neighbours in the event of a fire. When fire takes hold, communal rooms and corridors can fill with smoke quite quickly and we have to make sure that everybody can escape if needed.
We have to comply with Fire Safety Regulations in order to ensure the safety of you, your visitors and our staff and we must have your co-operation to achieve this.
Please do not store any personal items in the communal arrears. These areas are checked on a regular basis and we will have no choice but to remove and dispose of any personal items we find in these communal areas. We will not offer any compensation for items we have to remove and notices will be placed in locations to remind residents.