What to do if there is a fire?
- Raise the alarm. Don't investigate to see if there is a fire. Shout to alert everyone in the house, get everyone together, follow your plan and get out.
- Don't open any doors that are warm- the fire is on the other side of them.
- Don't go back inside your home- don't stop or go back for anything. Phone the Fire brigade once you are out.
- If you can't get out- get everyone together and close the door. Seal the bottom of the door with towels and bedding. Open the window and stay near it.
- Phone the Fire Brigade or shout for help so someone can phone the emergency services for you.
Frequently asked questions on fire safety for customers in blocks and schemes
Our tallest blocks are at Bruton House, Hillsborough House and Alexandra House in Weston-Super-Mare, all of which are no higher than 8 storeys.
Fire safety checks are carried out on our blocks every 6 months as a minimum.
- Fire risk assessments
- My building has External Wall Installation is this safe?
- My building has recently been refurbished, am I at risk?
- Where can I find the evacuation procedure?
- Should I still follow the ‘stay put’ policy?
- Is my front door fire rated?
- Is my building fire compartmentalised?
- Is the communal fire alarm checked regularly?
In a fire a smoke detector could give you those important extra minutes that allow you to escape from your house safely. Smoke detectors give you a vital warning before a fire takes hold and they are there to protect you and your family.
Every home should be fitted with a smoke detector and Alliance Homes is responsible for testing your smoke detectors each year. If your home doesn't have one please call us and we will arrange for one to be installed.
How should I care for my smoke detectors?
Always test the detector weekly.
You can do this by pushing the detector button until the horn sounds. If you are elderly or disabled ask a relative, friend or neighbour to do it for you. If the smoke detector sounds a loud continuous sound and you have not pushed the test button, the detector has sensed smoke in the air. The alarm is warning you of a possibly serious situation which needs immediate attention, do not ignore it.