We take fire safety very seriously. As the year comes to a close here’s a round of up important fire information and advice to keep you and your families safe.
Festive season fire safety tips and advice
- Check your Christmas tree lights carry the British Safety Standard sign.
- Never place candles near your Christmas tree or materials that can catch light easily.
- Never leave burning candles unattended.
- Keep candles, lighters and matches out of children’s reach.
- Most fires start in the kitchen so avoid leaving a cooker unattended.
- Make sure your family and visitors know how to escape in an emergency.
- Don’t overload electrical sockets.
- Always switch Christmas lights off and unplug them before you go to bed.
- Find more useful tips and fire safety advice for the festive season
Charging and storing e-bikes
E-bikes are becoming more popular as a convenient and low carbon means of transport. However they have been linked to a number of fires and must be charged and stored safely to avoid the risk of fire. If you have an e-bike or are thinking about getting one please read this information carefully:
- Residents cannot store or charge e-bikes in any communal area. Any e-bikes stored in communal areas will be removed as part of the communal hallways policy
- Don’t leave e-bike batteries to charge while you are asleep or away from home.
- Always follow manufacturer’s instructions when charging and storing e-bikes and use the approved charger.
- Unplug the charger when it’s finished charging.
- Buy e-bikes, chargers and batteries and e-bike conversion kits from reputable retailers
- Find out more useful information about storing and charging e-bikes.
Smoke detectors in your home
We have a duty to install smoke detectors on each floor of your home and we’re rolling out a programme of smoke detector checks in all our properties. If you don’t currently have a working smoke detector in your home please contact us on 0117 942 4600.
Remember, never try to tackle a fire yourself – if a fire starts in your home, call 999.
If you live in a property in a block follow any evacuation instructions posted in communal areas.