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High Rise Safety

We work with partners to help ensure that the fire safety arrangements in high-rise accommodation are safe and appropriate. If there is a fire though, follow our advice.

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Make sure that you are fully aware of the fire procedures in your building.

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If there is a ‘stay put’ policy, stay where you are unless the fire is in your flat. If the situation changes, call 999 immediately.

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If the building doesn’t have a ‘stay put’ policy, get out, stay out and call 999

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Once firefighters arrive at the scene, the advice may change so make sure you stay alert.

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If there are children, older or disabled people, plan how you will get them out.

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Think of any difficulties you may have getting out, e.g. at night you may need to have a torch to light your way.

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Make sure you and everyone in your household knows where the keys are in case you need to get out quickly in an emergency.

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Practice your escape plan. After all, practice makes perfect!