Your responsibilities as a tenant living in a high rise building

We all have a part to play in making sure that everyone is safe in your building.

It is your responsibility to:

  • be careful in your own flat around safety, keeping any escape routes clear
  • let us know if your circumstances change and you need help to evacuate in an emergency
  • check your smoke detectors are working once a month
  • keep the area outside your flat clear of belongings or rubbish
  • keep communal areas clear
  • use the bin chutes to dispose of rubbish safely
  • throw away large items responsibly. Speak to your Housing Response Officers if you need advice
  • keep the bin chutes clear. Do not block them with items including cardboard, toys or mattresses
  • keep fire doors closed at all times
  • let us or our contractors into your home to carry out necessary safety checks
  • report any issues to us, particularly around fire safety

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