Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs)

Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs)

We have been working with the Council to agree a plan of works to make sure that our blocks are as fire safe as possible. Here is an update on what we are doing.

We began the latest round of Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) in 2016 and set aside a budget for the work to be completed within the next five years. The Council have allocated £12.5m for fire safety work and requested we speed up the delivery and complete in three years instead of five. We are re-drawing plans to make this happen. We have also included fire safety works in the Better Neighbourhoods projects so they can be done with less disruption to residents.

We will publish FRAs

We have also been working to publish the FRAs on our website so you can see the recommendations for your block - we are one of only six London boroughs to do this.  There are over 900 FRAs and we have to remove any personal information before we can make them public. This takes time and so we will publish them in batches with those most needing work first.  You can follow the release of FRAs here and searching for a block by name.

Fire safety works

Fire safety works to the blocks with the highest priority have already begun; residents received letters detailing the works as well as being given the opportunity to attend drop-in sessions and residents’ meetings. 

Works on blocks will vary according to the recommendations made by the independent Fire Risk Assessor but include items such as: making sure all doors meet the fire safe standards; improved signage; renewing services intake cupboard doors; and making improvements to bin store areas.   

Finally - We’ve been out on estates, door knocking, holding meetings and drop-in sessions to discuss your fire safety.  We also regularly update information here  and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you can’t find the answer to your questions please contact us on contact@thh.org.uk  or 020 7364 5015.

 

 

 

 

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