Stay put for safety

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The stan­dard ad­vice for mul­ti­storey ten­ants is to stay in their flat in the event of a fire in their block.

That is un­less the fire is ac­tu­ally in their flat or they are be­ing di­rectly af­fected by smoke or heat.

In the WWHC flats, each flat is de­signed to con­tain a fire for a suf­fi­cient time for the emer­gency ser­vices to at­tend, as­sess the sit­u­a­tion and de­ter­mine if evac­u­a­tion is re­quired.

The emer­gency ser­vices would then carry out an evac­u­a­tion if re­quired.

WWHC pub­lishes fire safety ad­vice in its quar­terly news­let­ters to ten­ants, on its web­site and in its new ten­ant in­for­ma­tion packs.

It will be writ­ing to all mul­ti­storey flat ten­ants over the next few days to fur­ther pro­mote that mes­sage and pro­vide an up­date on the re­cent com­pre­hen­sive fire safety re­view.

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