Advice to occupants of High Rise Flats and Apartments


Your building has been specially designed to resist fire, stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape. But should there be a fire in your block you need to ensure you protect yourself and your family.

There are simple measures you can take to keep you and your family safe:

Your building has been specially designed to resist fire, stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape. But should there be a fire in your block you need to ensure you protect yourself and your family.

If the fire is IN your flat or apartment:

• Follow your escape plan: get everyone out, stay out, call the Fire Service out.
• Close your doors to contain the fire.
• Activate the fire alarm if the building has one.
• Go down the nearest stairs, DO NOT use the lift.
If there is a fire, but it is NOT IN your flat or apartment:

• Call the Fire Service; NEVER assume that someone else has already done so – you could save someone’s life.
• If there is no smoke in the hallways or stairwells, and it is safe to do so, follow your escape plan.

However, if stairs and hallways are filled with smoke: If it is TOO DANGEROUS to follow your escape plan:
• Phone the Fire Service and stay inside your home.
• Keep your door closed and put towels or bedding round the bottom of the door to block smoke.
• The Fire Service will attend very quickly to escort you to safety.

City Fire Training Ltd remond landlords and owners of flats and aprtments that a fire risk assessment must be carried out in the communal / common areas of their buildings. The fire risk assessment must be suitable and sufficent and can be checked by London Fire Brigades workplace fire safety teams. Fire Safety London and surrounding areas is our priority – make sure it is yours too!!!

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