Smoke Detectors, Fire Alarms and Fire Doors

Fire Safety

  • all kitchens are provided with a fire blanket. All properties occupied by families are provided with a fire blanket and dry powder fire extinguisher. Both are serviced annually
  • all dwellings have an automatic smoke detection system which is hard-wired and interlinked. Larger properties have a full zoned heat and smoke detection system which includes manual break-glass call points.
  • all larger properties have half-hour fire doors throughout (all shared properties have a fire door on the kitchen) with self-closers, to ensure that fires are contained within the room in which they started. All shared properties and complexes have fire-protected exit routes
  • all soft furnishings (sofas and mattresses) meet with the soft furnishing regulations which aim to reduce the spread of fire
  • properties let on an individual basis or those that are sub-divided, a Regulatory Reform Order (RRO) Risk Assessment is carried out annually. All large developments have RRO risk assessment carried out.

Your property is fitted with a mains operated fire alarm system, and it is your responsibility to inform us of any problems or faults.

Please do not remove batteries or disable smoke detection in any way - fire systems are installed to protect you if there is a fire.

If you would like further information about how the fire safety precautions in the property operate, please contact your Housing Management Officer.

Tampering with fire alarm systems is a criminal offence and the fire authorities may decide to prosecute you. Any abuse of the fire equipment will be taken seriously both by Unipol and your educational institution.

Fire doors are installed to protect your route of escape or prevent a fire from entering a room for a certain period of time. The doors have self-closers and fit the door frame flush so that the smoke seals around the door work in the event of a fire. Do not leave fire doors propped open, as this is the means of protection in the event of a fire.

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