Fire Door Safety Week starts today
Landlords are urged to contact their tenants about fire safety precautions as Fire Door Safety Week runs from September 24 to 30.
Less than one in five landlords have done so since Grenfell Tower tragedy, according to a new report by property consultants Mcilroy Smith.
The research found that a quarter of people feel more anxious about living in a flat since the tragic fire in London last year.
It also revealed that about half of those living in a flat do not feel fully prepared on what to do in the event of a fire in their building, which suggests that greater safety awareness is necessary.
Andrew Simmonds, managing director of Mcilroy Smith, said: " Many people living in apartments do not appear to be up to speed with basic fire safety measures and it is concerning to see contact between landlord and tenant on this key issue appears dangerously hit and miss".
With fire doors becoming more common in private homes, and now required as part of building regulations in new builds of three storeys or more, Simmonds was keen to point out that the Fire Door Safety campaign aims to engage and educate building owners and building users on how to use them properly, and highlight the 'dangers' of cutting corners on products and installation and of 'neglecting maintenance'.
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