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Fire Safety

The advice here is adapted from information taken from the Westminster Housing website, including a London Fire Brigade leaflet: Home fire safety guide for purpose-built flats and maisonettes (www)

This is offered as advice only. Westminster Housing is the Responsible Person for fire safety in communal areas in the block and is required by law to reduce the risk from fire as far as is reasonably practicable. There are official fire notices in the ground floor foyer and on each corridor.

If there is a fire elsewhere in the block, but it is NOT threatening your flat:

If there is fire or smoke inside your flat, or near you and threatening you:

If there is fire or smoke near you or threatening you or even inside your flat, but your escape route is blocked:

General Principles

Luxborough Tower has these fire safety principles:

The logic is that if a fire happens you/someone dials 999. That particular flat will evacuate but the fire won’t spread. Any worsening of the situation will be held back by the design of the building and the fire brigade will have time to arrange any necessary further evacuation, down the safe corridors and staircase. Meanwhile there are dry risers for the emergency services on each floor, next to the rubbish chute, locked off with a red box. So:

How can residents help manage fire safety?

Get a free home fire safety visit

The London Fire Brigade can visit you at home to offer advice on how to make your home safe. If you are leaseholder, they will fit a smoke alarm for free. To request a free visit, you can call 0800 0 28 4428, log on to www.london-fire.gov.uk (www) or email swcfshfsv@london-fire.gov.uk and quote “Westminster P1 02”.

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