Firefighters’ ‘regular visits’ to blocks over cladding fear
Firefighters are carrying out “regular site visits” to blocks of flats in the west end of Glasgow over fears about material used on the buildings.
Two properties in Castlebank Drive at the Glasgow Harbour development on the banks of the River Clyde are being checked by firefighters “every four hours”.
One resident told the Daily Record: “The cladding in my block and one other has no fire resistance at all. We now have two 24-hour fire wardens, four-hourly visits from fire brigade and a huge amount of parking attendants ensuring access is clear.”
They said the roof and lifts of the upmarket properties near Partick are causing concern to firefighters.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service could not confirm how often the properties were checked or if 24-hour fire wardens were employed.
However, Assistant Chief Officer David McGown said two properties identified by Glasgow City Council required regular visits.
He said: “As part of a package of reassurance measures, firefighters are conducting regular site visits at both these properties. Our community action teams are also offering residents free home fire safety visits.”