Important fire safety information for residents living in flats



All Brighter Places residents living in blocks of flats will receive important fire safety information during July.

We are committed to the safety of all our residents and are updating residents who live in flats about fire safety in their building every year. This is in line with new Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 introduced following the Grenfell Tower fire.

All residents who live in a flat will receive a letter with details about:

  • How to report a fire by calling 999
  • The evacuation plan for their building – telling residents what they need to do if they hear the fire alarm or activate the fire alarm. Depending on the building, the evacuation plan will be:
    • To fully evacuate the building, OR
    • Stay put in your flat unless you are directly affected by the fire. If the fire is in your home you need to leave it immediately and close the door behind you.
  • The evacuation plans have been developed following fire risk assessments of every block of resident flats
  • The Fire Notices displayed in each block of flats that tell residents what they need to do if a fire happens depending on the evacuation plan for their building. If there isn’t a Fire Notice in your building please contact Brighter Places on 0117 942 4600 to report this.

The letter also includes general fire safety advice and a reminder to keep fire doors in flats and communal areas closed at all times. Fire doors can hold back a fire and smoke for at least 30 minutes so making sure they are shut helps keep residents safe and reduces the risk of serious harm if a fire happens.

If you live in a block of flats please read the information in the letter to help keep you safe and your family safe.

You can find more fire safety advice and tips on the Brighter Places website:

If you have any concerns about fire safety in your block of flats please contact us on 0117 942 4600.