Fire safety in residential buildings following Grenfell Tower tragedy

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the fire at Grenfell Tower, London, in June, and those who were injured and made homeless.

Following these tragic events, residents living in apartment buildings may be keen to know more about fire safety measures in place in their buildings.

To date no residential buildings have been identified in North Somerset above 18m or six storeys in height with cladding materials similar to those used at Grenfell Tower.

While we do not own or manage any high rise tower blocks, we, and the partners we work with, take our responsibilities for the safety of our residents very seriously.

If you live in rented accommodation you can find more information on the Alliance Homes and Knightstone Housing websites about fire safety, or your own landlord’s website. The contact information should be in the tenants pack.

There is also information on the Avon Fire and Rescue Service website regarding fire safety in residential flats blocks as well as other useful information about fire safety at home.

All residential flat buildings with communal areas are required to review fire safety measures and have a fire risk assessment in place. If you are concerned about fire safety in your building you should contact the building owner to discuss the measures in place to protect residents and the property.