Fire safety inspections a year on
It's now over a year since we began our regular fire safety inspections at all schemes with shared communal areas. These include checking the fire detection and warning equipment is working correctly and that all fire doors close fully. During this time our two inspectors, Andy and Graham, have conducted over 3,000 inspections around our estates and communities. Between them they carry out an average of 113 checks a week.
All flats which have a door leading on to a communal area should have a fully working 'door closer' so that when you let go, the door shuts fully. Please contact us if you think any fire doors are not closing properly. Customer safety is paramount at LYHA and we want to do all we can to minimise the risk of fire. You can help us by not storing any items in communal areas (such as prams, bikes, mobility scooters or discarded carpet). Not only could these be flammable, they could also block people's means of escape. If you have any bulky items you want rid of please take them to the tip (once they reopen) or contact your local council. It costs us money to remove such items, which is money we could better spend elsewhere.