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.
THH has built further relations within the industry and is now liaising with various ‘fire safety professionals’ to assist in guiding the organisation towards a more proactive management of fire safety, as recommended by the government. Following recommendations from these industry professionals, we have completely revamped our fire risk assessments to better reflect our stock, providing more accurate information. We have also adjusted the frequency in which we carry out these assessments ensuring high priority blocks are brought to the forefront. We also include fire safety works in the Better Neighbourhoods projects so they can be done with less disruption to residents.
Following these changes, as at 1st March 2020 we have carried out works on (107) blocks, and in addition new fire risk assessments have been produced for all the high risk blocks in 2019.
We will publish FRAs
FRAs for the housing blocks managed by THH are available on our website here.
As we progress the latest round of assessments we will replace those currently on the website with more recent versions.
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; inspecting communal areas; removing combustible items; informing residents of policies in place 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7364 5015.