Fire safety in your home
Magenta Living takes the safety of its tenants and residents extremely seriously. As your landlord we also have an obligation to ensure the buildings we own, such as the blocks where you live and the communal areas meet with fire safety regulations.
This includes making sure in the event of an emergency, everyone must be able to escape quickly and safely.
Large items left in communal areas such as mobility scooters, buggies and bikes can cause obstructions to fire escape routes if you or somebody else needs to escape the building due to a fire.
Even smaller items such as door mats, pot plants or furniture can be an obstruction especially if it is dark and smoky. In the event of a fire people may use the walls to guide themselves out if they can’t see due to smoke and these items or any items can be fatal if left in communal areas.
Move it or lose it
No items must be left in communal areas such as on landings, stairways, hallways or block fire escapes. Any items found that could cause a fire risk will be removed from the building and disposed of by Magenta Living, as part of our routine checks any time of the day.
For your safety and others, please remember:
- Keep all communal areas clear of any items or obstructions including: mobility scooters, buggies, bikes, plant pots, door mats or other items
- Do not wedge fire doors open
- Do not leave any utility or meter cupboards open or unlocked, if you do see any open, report them to us as soon as you can
- Report any damage to lights or fire alarms to us promptly
- Do not tamper with any fire or smoke detection system
- You are responsible for putting your rubbish in the bins provided
If you discover a fire, contact the emergency services by dialling 999.
If you are unsure about anything or have any concerns about fire safety where you live, please speak to a member of Magenta Living or contact us in our usual ways.