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Fire Risk

Thursday 22nd June 2017

Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility
We all need to do our bit to keep each other safe

We at King Street are both saddened and shocked by the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.

We have controls in place that ensure that Fire Risk assesments are carried out and that any alarms are tested and serviced regularly.

We want to assure Residents that we do not have any high rise properties and that we have not installed cladding that is similar to that used at Grenfell Tower.

We can all play our part in minimising fire risk:

What YOU can do:

Make sure everyone in your home knows what to do if there is a fire
✔ Book a free fire safety visit from the Fire Brigade
✔ Dispose of rubbish in the right place
✔ Install a smoke alarm, and regularly test it
✔ Keep an eye on candles and when cooking with hot oil
✔ Keep communal areas clear of anything that could catch-fire
✔ Keep communal areas clear of anything that could stop people –  particularly those who are old or very young - quickly getting out of the building
✔ Keep petrol, gas cylinders or anything that is highly flammable away from your home and the block if you live in a flat
✔ Use one plug for each appliance

 

What King Street Housing does:


✔ Carries out fire risk assessments
✔ Maintains communal fire systems, where installed
✔ Keeps areas clean and removes dumped rubbish
✔ Reminds residents about fire safety
✔ Takes action against those who put safety at risk e.g. by  dumping rubbish or leaving things in communal areas

 

Make sure you know what you would do in the event of a fire

Check out the information and advice on the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue website:
http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/home-fire-safety-checks-508.aspx

If you have any concerns talk to us on 01223 312294
 

King Street Housing Society, 89 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LD tel: 01223 312 294 fax: 01223 355 394 info@kingstreeths.org.uk

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The Society is registered with the Housing Corporation under the Housing Act 1974, registration number L0993 and with the Financial Services Authority under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965, registration number 17405R. VAT Registration No. 759 7981 73. King Street is an exempt charity under Inland Revenue registration number XR18023