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People should remember what to do in the event of a fire in high-rise buildings.

High-rise buildings are designed to resist fire, stop smoke spread and provide a safe means of escape. Most fires do not spread further than one or two rooms.
However, it is vital that people remember exactly what to do in the event of a fire so that they can protect themselves and their families.

What TO Do

  • Be familiar with the escape plan for your building
  • Close doors in your flat and in common areas such as landings, corridors and stairwells
  • Keep balconies clear of flammable materials
  • Ensure you have working smoke alarms on each level within your flat and test them every month
  • Consider requesting a Home Fire Safety Visit to review fire precautions within your flat and receive additional advice and guidance

What NOT To Do

  • Do not prop doors open, especially those fitted with self-closing devices
  • Do not store items on escape routes such as landings, corridors and stairwells
  • Do not smoke or use barbecues on balconies
  • Do not use balconies for storage
  • Do not use flammable materials such as willow screening for balcony privacy

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