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Fire safety

 

We take fire safety very seriously. Here you will find some of the ways we keep you safe along with some tips on how to reduce the chances of a fire happening in your home.

Sprinklers are fitted to all three of our high-rise blocks.

Here are some of the ways we help to keep you safe in your home.

Houses

  • Smoke alarms fitted to every home

Blocks of flats

  • Smoke alarms fitted to every home and communal areas.
  • Fire breaks fitted in the external wall insulation.
  • Emergency lighting in the communal areas.
  • Our staff are in and around your block every week and sort out any fire risks such as items left in corridors or flytipping.
  • Fire safety signs in the emergency stairways.

High-rise blocks

  • Sprinklers fitted inside every home.
  • Smoke alarms fitted to every home.
  • Fire breaks fitted in the external wall insulation.
  • Emergency lighting in the communal areas and we test it every month.
  • Our staff are in and around your block every week and sort out any fire risks such as items left in corridors or flytipping.
  • Fire safety signs in the emergency stairways.
  • South Wales Fire and Rescue Service regularly visit our three high-rise blocks for training exercises.

What should you do if there’s a fire?

In a home- We share advice from the fire service who say if the fire is inside your home you should leave and call 999.

In a flat- If you live in a block of flats or one of our high rises and the fire is not inside your flat, if you are not in danger you should call 999 and stay where you are until the fire service arrive and evacuate you from the building.

Home safety tips

  • South Wales Fire and Rescue Service have lots of tips on staying safe in your home.
  • Check your smoke alarm ever week.
  • Make an action plan so that everyone in your house knows how to escape in the event of fire.
  • Never put your washing machine or tumble dryer on before going to bed or leaving your home for any reason. You can register your appliances here.
  • Close all internal doors in your home before you go to bed

Home insurance

It’s really important to have home contents insurance so your belongings can be replaced following a fire. To find out more about our home insurance and to apply give us a call.

If you have any fire safety questions or worries please contact us.

Helpful people to follow on Twitter for fire safety information

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service @SWFireandRescue

Neville Brown @TheNevBrown

The Safe and Well team at South Wales Fire & Rescue Service @SWFRS_HomeSafe

Electrical Safety First @ElecSafetyFirst

Register my appliance @regmyappliance