Is 'stay put' safe if I live in a flat?
When a fire occurs within your flat, you should make your away out of the building and call 999.
All other residents are expected to 'stay put' and stay in their flat unless it's unsafe to do so or directed by the emergency service.
Evacuation procedures in purpose-built blocks of flats
Read about fire safety in purpose-built flats and take specific attention to read:
- Page 20, paragraph 12
- Page 27 to 28, paragraph 18 and 19
Further information about legislation on fire safety
Visit GOV.UK for Fire safety law and guidance documents for business
What should I do if there is a fire in my home?
How do I reduce the risk of a fire in the home?
- Fire safety in the home (PDF)
- Easy read version of fire safety in the home (PDF)
- Fire safety for high rise living (PDF, 820KB)
Product recall of home (domestic) appliances
Who should I contact for further information about fire safety in my flat?
In the first instance contact the premises management company of your block of flats.
Or contact and ask for the Duty Fire Safety Officer below:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01473 260588, open 9am to 5pm on Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday
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