Fire safety within your home
Fire safety here at Progress Housing Group is a high priority. Colleagues work extremely hard to ensure that our buildings are maintained as safe as possible.
Fire risk assessments are carried out at properties managed by the Group that have common means of escape, such as:
• Community centres
• Blocks of flats
• Houses of multiple occupation
• Shared houses identified as supported accommodation (more than one tenancy)
• Houses with support staff sleep rooms or offices identified as supported accommodation
The fire risk assessment identifies actions and recommendations to be carried out to maintain the safety of the buildings and protect users from the dangers associated with fire. The significant findings and recommendations are recorded by the Group and monitored through to completion of the action.
Unfortunately, fires are common and can cause serious injury and damage to your home and possessions. You can reduce the risk of fire in your home by following these basic rules:
1. Regularly test your smoke alarms and report any faults
2. Keep all exits clear of obstructions so that people can escape quickly
3. Take care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
4. Never leave electrical appliances switched on when no one is at home
5. Always keep matches and lighters out of reach of children
6. Extinguish cigarettes carefully and never smoke in bed
7. Keep candles in secure and non-flammable holders and never leave them unattended
8. Do not overload electrical sockets
9. Do not leave a fire door open, and never remove an automatic door closer
10. Do not store anything flammable such as petrol in your home
By following these simple tips, it will keep you and your family safe in your home.