Fire Alarm Evacuation Procedures
If the fire alarm is set off in your building, please follow the evacuation procedures below. Please note that the alarm will not stop ringing until the threat of a fire is removed. If the alarm is triggered inside your property from cooking, or cigarette/sheesha smoke, and there is no threat or danger, please open all the windows in your property immediately to allow ventilation. If your neighbour sets off the fire alarm, please follow the evacuation procedures above and patiently allow time for your neighbour to sufficiently ventilate their property. This can take up to 1 hour, but the alarm will eventually silence once the threat of fire is removed.
When a fire alarm goes off, everyone must evacuate the building immediately. When evacuating:
Never ignore or assume the alarm is false or the result of a test
Stay calm; walk, don’t run
Follow lighted exit signs
Never use an elevator to exit
Once outside the building, move away from the building
Assemble across the street or along the pavement of the adjacent building
Once outside, never re-enter the building until the official all-clear is given
Fire Risk Assessments
Fire Risk Assessments are carried out annually in all our buildings with communal areas. Please take time to read the booklet which can be found on the ground floor at the entrance of your building. Fire alarms are tested once a week in the communal areas, but you are also required to test the alarm inside your property once a week to ensure it is in working order.
Fire blankets are an important fire safety measure for properties. A fire blanket is made of fire-resistant materials. They are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire.
A fire blanket should only be used to tackle small fat pan fires. As such, the fire blanket is most likely located in the kitchen of your property so you can easily access it. Fire blankets are only suitable when the fire is small and caused by cooking fat oils. DO NOT attempt to put out a small fire with water. Equally, do not attempt to put out a large fire AT ALL.
In the case of a fire and where safe, place the fire blanket over the top of fire.
The fire blanket can also be used on clothes. Should someone’s clothing catch fire, a fire blanket can safely wrap around them and douse the fire.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to fire safety, please ask to speak to a member of the team who will be happy to help.