Swan Court

Swan Court

Fire Risk Assessment

An FRA is an inspection of the building to check that the fire safety arrangements in place meet the legal fire safety requirements.

They also identify what else we can do to prevent fire and keep residents safe in your homes.

Name of building

Swan Court

Address

Lockwoood

Huddersfield

HD1 3UX

Contact Details

Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about fire safety in this building

Phone 01484 414886

Email Firesafety.Enquiries@knh.org.uk

In a fire emergency always dial 999

 

Fire Authority

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Birkenshaw

West Yorkshire

BD11 2DY

Phone 01274 682311

Email:information@westyorksfire.gov.uk

 

What do I need to do if there is a fire in my building?

Evacuation policy

Stay Safe Policy

Means of escape

One central stairwell

 

Building construction and cladding

  • The premise is a purpose-built, detached, six-storey block of flats, providing accommodation for 36 flats with six flats per floor. 
  • The building was constructed approximately fifty years ago. 
  • Brick construction externally with PVC windows. 
  • Internally the stairs and floors are concrete, fire doors and Georgian wired glazing to relevant areas. 
  • Internal walls block and (assumed) stud walls within flats. 
  • Access to the block is level. 
  • A single protected stairway and lift gives access to the upper floors. 
  • There are two entrance/exit doors either side of the refuse chute, one door leads to the ground floor flats, electric cupboards, small resident cupboards and lift, the other door is the exit from the stairway and contains the AFD panel. 
  • Openable windows and door louvres are available throughout the stairway and access corridor. 
  • The refuse chute is located to an external balcony at each floor level. 
  • The building has cladding

Findings from your Fire Risk Assessment & actions we are taking to address these findings in your building

Electrical

Additional checks will be undertaken on your building to reduce the risk of fires

Fire doors

New fire doors will be installed in your building

Compartmentation

Work to ensure fires can be contained and cannot spread through areas will be undertaken

Signage

Work to install new signage for escape routes and/or fire doors will be undertaken

Inspections

Work to check fire safety measures are in place will be undertaken

Management

We will undertake work to ensure the management of fire measures in the property are in order

 

Service and maintenance of your building 

The information below outlines the inspections and checks we will undertake on your building and the frequency of them.

Fire Risk Assessment 

The annual Fire Risk Assessment will be carried out in November 2020

Lifts

If you have a lift in your building we will check it every six months.

Electrical test and installation

We will test communal electrical installations such as wiring, sockets and lights every five years. 

Communal gas boiler

If you have a communal gas boiler in your building which provides heating / hot water to all flats, we will inspect it every 12 months.

Dry riser

If you have a dry riser in your building, which is used by firefighters to distribute water to all levels, we will inspect it every six months.

Fire detection system

Fire detection systems can include fire alarms, sprinkler systems, heat detectors, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. We will check them every three months.

Emergency lighting

Emergency lighting (or escape lighting) lights up a safe exit route if the mains power fails. We will inspect the emergency lighting in your building every three months.

Automatic open vent (AOV)

AOV's are used to control the ventilation of smoke in a fire. We will inspect them every three months.

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