High rise safety

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If you live in a high-rise building, you need to take extra safety precautions to ensure your escape in the event of fire. Follow the simple safety advice offered below to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

Ensure you have an escape plan

Make an escape plan – this will give you peace of mind should there ever be a fire.

Go through your escape route – but also discuss a second escape route, should one become unavailable.
Keep escape routes clear – ensure stairwells and corridors remain clutter free. Make sure all doors are kept closed.

In the event of a fire

If a fire breaks out in your flat, remain calm, act quickly and get everyone out. Don’t return for valuables or to investigate the fire.

When escaping your flat avoid using lifts and balconies.
If you know of a fire in another flat phone 112 and report it. Close your front door, remain in your own flat and await further instruction.

When told to, quickly and calmly leave the building and gather at the designated assembly point.
When evacuating, keep low as the air is clearest there.
If you haven’t already done so, activate a fire alarm as you leave.

Make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your flat even if the building has a warning system.

Further information:

This will be given by the emergency call center and fire service personnel.

Published 2015-01-23 10:29 , updated 2015-01-23 10:42

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