We are working with housing providers and local authorities to ensure the right safety advice is in place in every residential tower block in Greater Manchester.
It is important for your own safety to understand what to do in the event of a fire, whether it’s in your flat or somewhere else in the building.
What to do if there is a fire or smoke….
…In your flat:
What to do if there is a fire or smoke ….
…In any other flat in the building:
Purpose-built blocks of flats are designed to keep you safe if a fire breaks out elsewhere in the building. Fire walls, floors and doors stop the spread of fire by up to an hour.
If there is a fire in another part of the building, it will normally be safest for you to stay in your flat…
However, you are free to leave the building if you feel unsafe or your flat is affected by heat or smoke.
And if a member of the fire service tells you to leave the building, you should do so immediately.
Always use the stairs to get out of the building.
If you are cut off by fire….
Our flat fire safety advice:
In June 2019 the Government issued an advice note; Advice for owners of residential buildings with balconies, the advice note provides advice on the risks arising from balconies on residential buildings.
Our Balcony fire safety advice:
If you have concerns about balconies on your building in the first instance contact your Landlord or the Managing Agent for your building.
There is clear evidence that sprinklers are effective in stopping fires spreading and putting them out, reducing the amount of damage to both property and the environment and ultimately saving lives.
If you are concerned about fire safety in your building contact email@example.com or contact your housing provider.