Building safety

Report a building safety concern

We want to make sure you feel safe in your home. If you see something that is not working as it should, or if you have a fire safety or structural concern, please let us know by filling out this form.

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What we are doing to keep you 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 Safe Homes Liaison Officer. They can help support you to stay comfortable and safe in your home.

Your safety at home

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.

Your safety at home

Communal areas

If your home has shared spaces, we will keep all communal areas and equipment provided by us in reasonable repair and fit for use including:

  • Common entrances, halls and passageways
  • Stairways and lifts
  • Lighting and security systems
  • Rubbish chutes and bin stores

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

Please visit our fire safety page to find out more.

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.