The Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force was set up to support high rise residents, ensure buildings are safe and that Greater Manchester can respond effectively to a high rise incident.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has carried out proactive inspections of all high rise residential premises to ensure all buildings comply with fire safety regulations and people feel safe in their homes. We have and continue to work with local authorities and housing providers, in the public and private sector, to reassure residents living in high rises across Greater Manchester and ensure the short and long term safety of high rise buildings.
The task force currently meets every 6 weeks and holds a quarterly residents forum to update residents on the work of the Task Force.
Please note that due to COVID-19 these meetings have been replaced by digital updates for residents, which can be found below:
It is important for your safety that you understand what to do in the event of a fire, whether it’s in your flat or somewhere else in the building. You can access our flat fire safety advice here