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Fairfield Housing Association

Fire Safety

After the tragic fire at the Grenfell Tower block in London we wanted to take the opportunity to reassure our tenants regarding fire safety.

We can confirm that we do not have any blocks of flats that have had additional external cladding fitted to them.

Even though we do not have any high rise blocks we will be carefully monitoring progress in the Grenfell Tower fire investigation and we will look at all advice and recommendations that this produces.

We are also reviewing our own fire safety process to see if any improvements are required in light of the incident and recommendations that may come out of the investigation.

In our properties, the fire detection and warning systems in our blocks of flats vary due to the height, design and layout of the blocks and stairs. Some are fitted with smoke venting systems, to help keep escape routes clear of smoke in a fire. In our higher level blocks there will also be emergency lighting which will activate in a fire, even if the power is cut, to help illuminate the escape route. All of our properties are fitted with smoke alarms.

All our flats and houses were designed to fully comply with the requirements of the building regulations at the time they were constructed and we monitor and maintain the systems they have on a regular basis.

We carry out regular inspections of our stairwells to ensure no combustible materials are left in them and that no items are being stored which may cause an obstruction to tenants, visitors or the Fire Authority in the event of a fire or emergency. These precautions are there to help prevent a fire from starting in the first place and aid your escape should a fire start.

If you have any concerns or would like additional information please call us on 01738 630738 or email us at reception@fairfield-ha.org.uk

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