Fire safety

On this page, you’ll find some general information about fire safety. If you would like specific fire safety information about the house or flat you live in, please contact Habinteg Direct on 0300 365 3100.

Keeping your communal areas fire safe

We do a number of tests and checks every year to ensure the fire safety of our buildings. This includes smoke detector checks and Fire Risk Assessments, as well as inspections to ensure our buildings meet fire safety regulations. However, day to day it's important to make sure you and your neighbours are doing everything you can to make sure your building is fire safe.

This includes:

  • Making sure fire doors are closed and not propped open at any time
  • Not storing anything in communal areas. Things like bicycles, mobility scooters, buggies and furniture left in communal areas can block your escape route in the event of a fire.
  • Not storing your belongings on your balcony

If you see anything you think could affect the fire safety of your building please let us know immediately.

Keeping your home safe

  • Check your smoke alarms work regularly
  • Take care when cooking – never use chip pans and always check appliances are off when you’re finished
  • If you smoke indoors, make sure you put your cigarettes out completely, never smoke in bed or around soft furnishings, and keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children
  • Check your electrical appliances, never use appliances with faulty plugs or damaged wires. You can find more information about electrical safety here
  • Never leave candles unattended and don’t place them on or near anything flammable
  •  Ensure you know what to do when there is a fire. Please speak to your Neighbourhood Team if you require any further advice

What to do in the event of a fire

Each property is different – please contact us for the information for your home. If you'd like further advice you can also contact your local fire service who can help you with a free home fire safety visit.

You can also find some useful information on fire safety for people with sight, hearing or mobility issues on the website.