Posted on 22nd Aug 2017 at 12:22 ( Last updated on 20th Oct 2017 at 10:12 )
The Association takes the safety of residents in our properties seriously and undertakes a variety of means to reduce fire related risks.
• The regular testing of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in our tenants’ homes.
• Undertaking an annual gas safety check of every gas boiler fitted in our properties.
• Regular inspections of electrical installations to ensure they are safe.
• Regular inspections of closes, stairwells and other common areas to ensure there are no obstructions which could present a fire hazard.
Residents have a duty, however, in respect of fire safety and to act responsibly by not leaving rubbish, furniture, prams or toys in the close/stairwell or against the building as this may block the escape route in the event of a fire.
We reproduce below some important guidance provided by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service leaflet on this subject.