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Whittaker House

Whittaker Court, Studley Road, London, SW4 6RU

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
  • The means of escape in case of fire is a single staircase.

Fire Authority

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

Distance: 1.8 miles

Significant findings from Fire Risk Assessment

  • Risk of fire spread compromising the cleaners stairway
  • Risk of fire and smoke compromising the internal escape routes within the flats due to missing internal fire doors and screen panels
  • Risk of fire spread into the lobbies through flat front doors not fitted with effective self-closing door closers.

How we are managing fire risk in the buildings

  • Survey completed by surveyor to inspect all escapes routes. No issues were found.
  • Works to replace the self-closing door closers to individual flats has been completed (subject to access to flats).
  • Works to replace the communal fire doors has been completed

Building construction and cladding

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

Description

Frequency of inspection

Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)

A 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

Dry riser

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

 Six 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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