Building safety

Here you will find all the information about the work that is carried out to keep you and your community safe.

Your safety is our top priority, that’s why we make sure to complete out all the relevant safety checks on high-rise blocks. This includes keeping records up to date and monitoring all files on a regular basis. ForHousing aim to complete any works as soon as possible, and have high performance targets that we work towards.

It’s important to us that we hear your thoughts and act on your feedback. If you need to speak to us about your high-rise home then the best person to speak to is your Customer Safety Liaison Officer. They can help support you to stay comfortable and safe in your home. Reach out to us to find out more.

Your safety at home is very important to us. Our team work to keep everything working as they should, like alarms, emergency lighting, communal fire doors, sprinkler systems, and other areas of health and safety.

Building safety notice boards

You can check out the notice board at the bottom of your high-rise block, which has all the safety information you’ll need. You’ll also be able to see the contact details for your building safety officer, and the details of all the safety checks we follow to keep you safe. We’ll also use the notice board to keep you up to date on any major works that are due to take place in your block.

Checks that we complete in your community:

  • Daily block inspection
  • Lift call buttons weekly
  • Weekly sprinkler alarm checks (Stockbridge Village only)
  • Weekly fire alarm tests (Salford only)
  • Monthly fire extinguisher checks
  • Monthly fire door inspection
  • Monthly emergency light check
  • Monthly fire stopping checks
  • Monthly sprinkler pressure tests

Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.

Fire safety in your home

To help prevent fires, it’s best to avoid common sources of fires, such as chip pans and faulty electrical fires. But high-rise blocks have been designed and built with fire safety in mind, so if there is a fire, it’s unlikely to spread to other flats or common areas.

Please make sure that you’re familiar with the Fire Safety Notices within your building.

If there is a fire in your own flat, you should alert everyone else you live with and leave the building straightaway. As you leave your flat, close all doors behind you, as this will slow the spread of smoke and fire.

Please do not stop to collect belongings or use balconies or lifts, as doing so may prevent or delay your escape. Once safely outside the building, contact the Fire Service on 999 to report the fire.

If there is a fire in another flat or common area, it is usually safer to remain in your own flat until the Fire Service arrives. But, if you become aware of a fire or smoke entering your own flat, or you feel unsafe, then you should leave the building straightaway, if it’s safe to do so.

Also, please contact the Fire Service on 999 to report the fire.

Keeping communal areas free of hazards

This is to help reduce fire risk and the blocking of escape routes. Part of this includes keeping corridors, stairwells, and stairs free of rubbish or belongings.

No doors in common areas, including exits, should be wedged or held open, as these are designed to limit smoke and the spread of fire.

Wedging doors open, including exits, is a common cause of damage to the hinges and frames, which can stop them from being closed properly or causing them to become stuck when needed most.