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Blake Court

Blake Court, South Street, Gosport, PO12 1EX

Property Manager contact details

Evacuation policy

  • Stay Put - View advice from London Fire Authority.
  • If a fire starts in your flat, get everyone out, close the door behind you and leave the building. When you are safe, call 999.
  • If a fire starts in another part of the building, stay put unless your flat is being affected by fire or smoke. There is fire protection provided in the building as well as the floors, walls and doors of each flat.
  • When you stay put, you reduce the risk of entering a smoky corridor unnecessarily and possibly being overwhelmed by smoke.
  • Staying put also means firefighters can tackle the fire safely and quickly without being delayed by residents coming down the stairs.

An up to date list of residents who need assistance in the event of a fire is kept securely on site for the fire brigade. If you feel you should be included on the list please contact your Property Manager.

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Means of escape

  • The best escape route is usually the normal way in and out of your home
  • Staircases at either end of the building (north and south) lead out through exit doors with push bars.

Fire Authority

Address: Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service - Gosport - 85 Privett Rd, Gosport, PO12 3SR

Distance: 1.6 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • The cladding has not been fitted to the manufacturer's recommended guidance
  • Gaps behind the cladding could provide a route for a fire to spread
  • Inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) in the flats and communal areas, but not horizontally from flat to flat.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) work on the dry risers and communal areas has been completed.
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works to individual flats has been completed
  • The work to remove and replace the cladding started in August 2018
  • Wessex Fire & Rescue Services provide fire safety warden patrols 24/7.

Building construction and cladding

  • The building does have cladding which is not ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) cladding
  • The building is of concrete construction.

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Routine inspections

The items below are inspected or serviced to maintain the fire safety of your building.


Area for inspection

Description

Frequency of inspection

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

An FRA is an inspection of the building to check that the fire safety arrangements in place meet the legal fire safety requirements. They also identify what else we can do to prevent fire and keep residents safe in their homes.

 12 months

Lifts

Two passenger lifts.

 Six months

Electrical test and installation

All communal electrical installations such as wiring, sockets and lights are inspected and tested regularly.

 Five years

Communal gas boiler

Communal gas boiler provides heating / hot water to all flats.

 12 months

Dry riser

Used by firefighters to distribute water to all levels of the building.

 Six months

Fire Detection System

Fire detection can include fire alarms, heat detectors, smoke detectors and carbon dioxide detectors.

 Three months

Emergency lighting

Emergency lighting (or escape lighting) lights up a safe exit route if the mains power fails.

 12 months

Fire Fighting Equipment

Can include fire blankets and fire extinguishers.

 12 months

Sprinkler System

Located in the bin store area.

 Three months

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