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Gary Court

Gary Court, 189 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2DR

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 route is usually the normal way in and out of your home
  • Numbers 1-108 - Single staircase from the top floor to the ground floor
  • Numbers 109-124 – An additional staircase serves all floors from the eighth floor. Third stair is shared from the sixth floor with flats 109-124
  • Numbers 125-150 - Single staircase from the top floor to the ground floor.

Fire Authority

Address: London Fire Brigade - Croydon (H31) - 90 Old Town, Croydon, CR0 1AR

Distance: 1.4 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • Test the cladding panel for combustibility
  • The cladding has not been fitted to the manufacturer's recommended guidance
  • Risk of a fire spreading from the false ceiling of flats to the external cladding (where applicable)
  • Risk of fire and smoke spreading through inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) where services pipes eg gas, electric cables, soil and waste pipes etc. supply flats
  • Risk of unventilated gas risers causing a build-up of gas or gas leakage into the false ceiling in the communal corridors or lobbies of the top floor.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • The cladding has been investigated and it is not Aluminium Composite Material (ACM)
  • The cladding is being investigated for combustibility and how it has been fitted to the building
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works of the false ceiling of flats (where applicable) have been completed
  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works to gas risers have been completed.

Building construction and cladding

  • The building has cladding but it is not ACM
  • The building is constructed of reinforced concrete slabs.

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Routine inspections

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

Area for inspection


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


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

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