What is an emergency fire escape route?
If your home is in a building that is shared with other households, then you’ll share the same escape route, depending on what floor you’re on. This should lead you outside your building. Make sure that everyone in your household is familiar with this route so you don’t panic in an emergency situation. We maintain emergency escape routes to make sure they’re accessible and free from obstructions.
Keep communal spaces clear
Shared areas such as hallways and courtyards are critical in an emergency situation, which is why we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to storing or leaving items in these areas.
So even though it may seem like doormats or other small items aren’t a fire hazard, we need to work together to make sure escape routes and access routes are completely clear in case of an emergency.
Keep your escape route and home clear
This route should be kept completely clear of belongings so there aren’t any trip hazards if you or your family need to use it.
Imagine a corridor polluted with smoke and suddenly those minor obstacles become serious hazards. You should make sure that you can reach your front door unobstructed and you can open it freely.
How we keep you safe
We carry out regular fire risk assessments in all of our buildings and their communal areas to check for any problems and solve them as quickly as possible. This includes checking your emergency escape route.
Let’s work together to keep you, your family and neighbours safe.