We’re supporting Fire Door Safety week and we’re calling on all landlords in Wrexham to check the fire doors on their property, make sure their tenants are using them properly. We are also encouraging landlords to undertake their own fire risk assessment of their property using guidance and a template provided to us by North Wales Fire and rescue service.
During Fire Door Safety Week we’ll be working to ensure both landlords and building owners make sure they’re not risking the lives of their tenants by having badly fitted, non-complaint or wrongly used fire doors.
“Fire doors save lives”
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “Fire doors save lives and both landlords and their tenants should be aware of how to make sure they are fitted properly and also used properly by tenants. There’s a useful risk assessment available online and I encourage landlords to take advantage of it during this important week.”
If you are a landlord and want to carry out a fire risk assessment on your properties you can download some useful information here.
There is also an easy to use 5 step checklist for Fire Safety Doors that can be used by anybody whether it be in your workplace, home or anywhere that fire safety doors are present: 5 STEP CHECK.
“Could mean the difference between life and death”
Paul Scott, Head of Business Fire Safety, said: “North Wales Fire & Rescue Service and Wrexham County Borough Council are working in partnership to reduce fires and improve safety in rental dwellings across the county. It is essential that landlords undertake fire risk assessments of their premises to help ensure the safety of their tenants. We strongly encourage landlords to routinely inspect their fire doors to ensure that they are in a good condition and operate correctly whilst tenants are reminded to report any defects to their landlord. A properly fitted and maintained fire door could mean the difference between life and death.
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