Statement regarding NWH block of flats
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Our condolences are with those who have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. In light of this tragedy we would like to reassure residents that their safety is our main priority.
Although North Wales Housing does not have any high rise flats, we are reviewing all of our fire precautions in our blocks of flats. Where cladding is present we are closely examining the material used in order to reassure our residents.
We can confirm that ACM, the cladding material used in the Grenfell Tower, is not present in any of our properties.
North Wales Housing has a thorough and robust fire safety policy and procedure, which guides our approach to managing the risk of fire in our properties. Fire risk assessments are carried out on all our blocks of flats, Houses of Multiple Occupation and Sheltered Schemes that fall under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005; these are reviewed annually. Servicing of gas installations are carried out annually in all of our properties and electrical installations tested every five years.
Residents can also help ensure their safety in their properties by familiarising themselves with the fire evacuation procedure for their property and promptly reporting any fire safety related problems to us. It is also important that residents ensure hallways and escape routes are clear and free from potential sources of ignition and combustible items.
For information about keeping safe at home tenants are also advised to visit the North Wales Fire & Rescue Service’s website.
If you have any concerns you wish to discuss please get in touch on [email protected] or 01492 572727.