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Fire safety in your home

You should feel safe in your home. We produce or promote a range of information to make you aware of fire risks and fire safety, including:

Fire safety in high-rise buildings

Stay Safe, Stay Put

All our high-rise residential buildings are designed and built to ensure that a fire is contained to the flat where it starts and should not spread to other flats very quickly. This provides time for the fire service to deal effectively with all incidents.

You should familiarise yourself with the fire evacuation plan for your block of flats displayed on each floor.

If there is a fire in your flat, you should:

  • alert all occupants and leave the building
  • close doors behind you
  • phone 999

If there is a fire elsewhere in the building, it is usually safer to stay inside your flat unless you are affected by heat or smoke. 

Always follow the advice of the fire service in an emergency.

Disposing of waste safely and keeping corridors, lobby areas and stairwells free of dumped waste, rubbish and discarded furniture can also help to reduce the risk of fire in high-rise residential buildings.

'Ring' doorbells

Do not fit a 'Ring' doorbell to a fire door, or any item or device that requires holes to be made in the fire door. You will be responsible for the cost of removing, replacing and re-certifying the door if you do this.

To find out more about fire safety in your home:


Page last updated: 29 August 2023

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