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The Fire Safety Act 2021 applies to non-domestic parts of multiple-occupancy residential buildings and includes:
The Draft Building Safety Bill 2020 applies to:
The Building Safety Programme is a long-term programme that focuses on three key areas of ongoing development and management to ensure resident and building safety.
We want to create, develop and provide environments where residents are safe and feel safe in their homes.
We aim to achieve this by focusing on three key objectives:
These objectives will be achieved through nine projects.
The Building Safety Programme is managed by the Building Safety Programme Board, made up of a Chair, Vice Chair and Project Leads.
Carmon Simpson, Vice Chair to the Phoenix Board, chairs the Building Safety Programme Board and is supported by Lesley Johnson, Director of Property and New Business, as Vice Chair.
The Building Safety Programme has been designed with residents in mind and there will be multiple opportunities to get involved as the programme progresses.
We’re currently looking for a tenant and leaseholder member to join our Building Safety Programme Board. Fill out this short form to register your interest.
We’re committed to ensuring you are kept up to date and we will provide regular updates on our website, through our resident newsletters and through consultation events.
Any outcomes from the Building Safety Programme Board that have a direct impact on your or your building will be communicated directly to you.
The Building Safety Programme impacts both tenants and leaseholders. As projects identified within the Building Safety Programme develop, we will consult with you to ensure you feel supported and reassured about works required to keep you safe. We have a dedicated Home Ownership team who are committed to supporting leaseholders throughout this process.
We are committed to supporting leaseholders throughout the Building Safety Programme and will work with you when planning any investigation or remediation works to your building.
If you have any immediate concerns relating to the safety of your home and/orbuilding or any charges relating to fire and building safety works, please contact the Home Ownership Team.
EWS1 Forms are generally requested by mortgage lenders for buildings over 18 meters in height which may have been identified as having combustible materials installed as part of the external walls or on their balconies. Some lenders may also ask for a completed form for buildings below this height if they have specific concerns.
If your mortgage lender has asked you to provide a copy of a completed EWS1 Form, please let us know so we can work with you to ensure all queries are answered in relation to your building.
Yes, if you would like a copy of the Fire Risk Assessment for your building, please contact us and specify if you would like the Fire Risk Assessment in a digital PDF format or as a printed copy.
All buildings over 18 meters that have a risk rating higher than moderate risk or are classified as an ‘extra care’ scheme, have Fire Risk Assessments completed annually.
All buildings under 18 meters, with a risk rating of moderate risk or lower, have fire risk assessments completed every three years.
As an additional safety measure, Phoenix also undertake desktop reviews of fire risk assessments on an annual basis to ensure your buildings remain safe places for you to live.
Purpose built blocks of flats are designed and built to provide protection from fire with walls, floors and doors designed to hold back smoke and flames for 30 to 60 minutes.
The advice from the London Fire Brigade specifies that if there is a fire in your home, or if you are directly affected by smoke, heat or flames, to leave immediately and evacuate to a place of safety away from the building. Once you are a safe distance, away from the building, dial 999 and state FIRE. You must not return to the building until you are advised it is safe to do so.
If the fire is elsewhere within the building, London Fire Brigade advise you to shut all doors and windows and stay where you are unless circumstances change, and you become directly affected by the fire.
Fire Safety is important for everyone, regardless of the type of property we live in.
For useful information on fire safety at home, visit the London Fire Brigade website.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs) are designed to help assist those who may struggle to self-evacuate in the event of a fire. They are completed with residents who identify as needing assistance and help us understand the extra measures needed to keep you safe.
With permission, key information from PEEPs is shared with the London Fire Brigade to identify those who require help.
In our recent census, we asked residents if they would need help evacuating their home in the event of a fire. Those who identified as needing help will be contacted as part of our “Getting to know you” project where PEEPs and other safety measures will be reviewed to help keep you safe.
If you did not respond to the census but feel you would benefit speaking to us about a PEEP or other additional fire safety measures, please contact us.