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Pinter House

Grantham Road, London, SW9 9DR

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
  • Main staircase to ground floor
  • There are escape corridors on alternate floors.

Fire Authority

Address: London Fire Brigade – Clapham, 29 Old Town, SW4 0JT

Distance: 1.3 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • Risk of fire spreading from insufficient fire stopping (compartmentation) in the flats including vents
  • Risk of fire spreading from a flat to flat due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) between floors to the flats above and below
  • Risk of fire spread through insufficient fire stopping to the air extraction arrangements within the flats
  • Risk of fire spreading due to inadequate fire stopping (compartmentation) in the communal areas and dry risers, gas supply pipes and the electrical cabling distributed throughout the building.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • Fire stopping (compartmentation) works to the dry risers was completed in August 2018
  • The contractor is contacting residents to arrange access to undertake fire stopping (compartmentation) works to individual flats in October 2018
  • A separate programme to renew communal fire doors is underway. The fire doors have been ordered and works is scheduled to start in October 2018.

Building construction and cladding

  • The building does not have cladding
  • The building is constructed using concrete.

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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 installed.

 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.

Six months

Dry riser

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

 12 months

Fire Detection System

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

 Six months

Emergency lighting

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

 Three months

Fire Fighting Equipment

Can include fire blankets and fire extinguishers.

 12 months

Automatic Open Vent (AOV)

Used to control the ventilation of smoke in a fire.

Three months

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