Havering residents given fire safety tips

Published: Thursday, 13th July 2017

Havering Council is urging all residents to brush up on their fire safety after writing to more than 12,000 Council tenants and leaseholders.

The Council has updated its fire safety leaflet (attached) – bringing together advice and information from London Fire Brigade and our Housing services, for people living in flats, houses and sheltered accommodation.

The new eight-page leaflet also offers useful tips on fire prevention for private tenants and private households in the borough.

The leaflet offers a wide range of advice including: the importance of having working smoke alarms; planning an escape route; making sure gas and electrical appliances are safe; and using candles and disposing of cigarettes responsibly.

Deputy Leader of Havering Council and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Damian White, said:

“Following the appalling tragedy in Grenfell Tower we decided to update and reissue our Fire Safety Factsheet to remind tenants, leaseholders and other residents that we

can all take some simple steps to reduce the risk of a fires at home.  

“Communal areas on our estates, including shared balconies and walkways in flats, are all non-smoking areas as part of our fire safety policy and we will be making sure that these policies are followed.”

The full fire safety leaflet can be viewed at www.havering.gov.uk/FireSafety