Flat Fire Emergency Plan
Action on discovering a fire
Due to the design of the building, it is very unlikely that a fire starting in one flat will spread to another if doors are closed.
Advice to people not directly affected by the fire
If you are in your flat and there is a fire elsewhare, general advice is to stay in your flat, call the Fire Brigade and wait for them to put the fire out. However, if the fire causes danger to you, smoke starts to enter your flat, you feel evacuation is the safest option, or you are instructed to do so by the Fire Brigade, then you should evacuate as described.
If you are not in your flat but in a common area or on a staircase, then you should evacuate as described.
There is no audible fire alarm covering the common areas as mass evacuation is not envisaged. You are strongly advised to have a working smoke detector within your flat and check it regularly. Landlords must provide a smoke detector by law.
Approved by Worksafe Solutions Consultancy Ltd on 24 September 2018