Fire safety

Letter

Asking your landlord what steps are being taken to deal with unsafe cladding

If you know your block uses unsfae cladding, you can use this letter to ask what is being done about it.

Letter

Telling your landlord about structural issues that may indicate a fire risk (cracks in the walls, leaking windows, etc)

If you have spotted signs of breached compartmentation in your flat, like cracks, leaking windows or broken cladding, use this letter to notify your landlord.

Letter

Notifying the Fire and Rescue service about breaches in fire safety

If your landlord is breaching fire safety regulations, you can contact your local Fire Service.

Letter

Notifying your landlord about breaches in fire safety

A letter which you can use to report a fire risk in your tower block to your landlord.

Letter

Asking who the Responsible Person is

Every block requires a Responsible Person to be in charge of fire safety. Ask your landlord who it is for your building.

Letter

Asking about fire risk assessments

Ask your landlord when the last Fire Risk Assessment was held and how you can see it for yourself.
A man checking the safety of a window in a tower block. Image by Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke A man checking the safety of a window in a tower block. Image by Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke

Reference

What is a Responsible Person?

Have you seen a mention of a 'responsible person'? What does it mean? It's not just a description of a character; it's actually a role defined by fire safety law.
Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon Gas taps - picture by Erik Kroon

Guide

Is the gas safe in my tower block?

Gas safety is important in every home, but in tower blocks there are additional reasons for checking that everything is secure.
Image by Humphrey Bolton. Tower blocks off Mixenden Road, Mixenden As seen from the bridleway near Leighton Farm. Image by Humphrey Bolton. Tower blocks off Mixenden Road, Mixenden As seen from the bridleway near Leighton Farm.

Guide

I’m worried my block has ACM (aluminium composite material) cladding

Aluminium composite material cladding (ACM) was found to be one of the factors in the Grenfell Tower fire. If you want to check the safety and composition of your own building, here's what to know.
A woman holding a clipboard and looking at fire safety signs. Image by Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke A woman holding a clipboard and looking at fire safety signs. Image by Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke

Reference

What is a fire risk assessment?

Every tower block should have regular Fire Risk Assessments - they're a legal requirement. But what does it mean for you, the tenant?