Firefighter visit every four hours for at-risk high flats
FIREFIGHTERS are carrying out “regular site visits” to blocks of flats in Glasgow over fears about material used on the buildings.
Two properties at the Glasgow Harbour development on the banks of the River Clyde are being checked by firefighters “every four hours”.
Residents say 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.
Assistant Chief Officer David McGown said two properties identified by the city council which 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.
“I would remind all communities in Scotland that we are here to support them through such visits where firefighters will provide safety advice and guidance on what to do in the event of an emergency.”
Glasgow City Council confirmed samples of the fabric of the building had been taken.
One resident said: “The cladding in my block and one other has no fire resistance at all. We now have two 24-hour fire wardens and four-hourly visits from the fire brigade.”