London Residents in Purpose Built Block of Flats don’t be tempted to have a BBQ on your balcony this Eater break!

With the forecast predicting a warm Easter, London Residents may be tempted to have a BBQ!

Think twice – is it worth taking the risk?

If you have a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your building it will state that you shouldn’t have a BBQ on your balcony – it is too dangerous for you, your family and your neighbours. If the worst happens and you have a Fire your insurance claim may be void too! So perhaps taking a picnic to one of our beautiful London parks could be a better and safer option.

All Residential blocks of Flats and converted Houses into Flats must have a Fire Safety Risk Assessment so check yours to see what your report says. If you haven’t got one then you need to act now as it is required by law!

London Fire Risk Assessments have a friendly team of qualified Fire Safety Risk Assessors and can supply you with a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment. Call them now on 01689 890879 they will be happy to help you and their advice is free!



London Property Managment Companies should be providing Residents with

Once again we have been contacted by worried Residents of a purpose built block of flats in London, wanting us to check whether the Fire Safety Risk Assessment supplied by their Property Management Company was ok.

Worried Residents were refused a ‘buy to let Mortgage’ due to the Fire Safety conditions of their Flat. They immediately contacted London Fire Risk Assessments to check things out!

When we asked to witness a copy of the Fire Safety Risk Assessment for the communal area the Property Management Company was very hesitant to send it through. Finally it arrive and as suspected the report was not a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it was in fact and Health and Safety Risk Assessment!

The Residents showed their dissatisfaction as they pay high Management  fees and expect that the premise is looked after properly with the right documentation and services in place!

Outcome: London Fire Risk Assessments are booked in to carry out a full inspection!

If you are a London based Property Managment Company and need a qualified Company to carry out your Fire Safety Risk Assessments on your portfolio of properties then contact us now on 01689 890879 or click here. Alway good business to keep your Residents safe and happy!

If you are a Resident in a block of Flats in London and are worried about Fire Safety then now is the time to contact London Fire Risk Assessments!

Many Residents that live in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats are still understandably worried about Fire Safety.

We recently had a disabled gentleman who lived on the Ground Floor or a high rise block of Flats and he was deeply concerned about his means of escape and the condition of some of the facilities in his Flat. So much so that he had an independent survey carried out which did support his concerns.

The trouble was no one was listening to him so he contacted London Fire Risk Assessments for advice. Sometimes talking Fire Safety concerns through with a professional can help – we carried out some research and pointed him in the right direction making sure that he had names of people who could actually help him.

London Fire Risk Assessments is an independent Fire Risk Assessment Company and have been established for 11 years. We are not only members of the Institution of Fire Engineers we are on their ‘Approved’ Register of Fire Risk Assessors. As we are not affiliated to any Fire Safety Equipment provider our advice is unbiased and what we say is what is required to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

If you would like to chat through your Fire safety concerns or need a ‘suitable and sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment for your London based purpose built block of flats then call our friendly team on 01689 890879 or click here and we will be happy to help!

Easter festivities are on the horizon and spring sunshine is on its way – but if you live in Flats, no BBQ’s on the balcony please!

With a 4 day Easter break fast approaching and the potential of some nice weather there will be a great temptation to dust down the BBQ’s! Before you get too carried away STOP and think! Should you really be having a BBQ on the balcony of your Flat? The answer is NO!

London Fire Brigade say ‘Never use a barbecue indoors or on a balcony’ so don’t take a chance it really is not worth it!

For some top tips on BBQ safety go to the London Fire Brigade website

Some Residents living in blocks of Flats my want to contest this advice so make sure you have the Fire Safety Risk Assessment close to hand – it should clearly support this recommendation.

It you haven’t got a Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your London purpose built block of Flats then contact our friendly team – they will be happy to help you! 01689 890879

Hundreds of London Residential Tower Blocks are lacking up to date Fire Safety Risk Assessments – Time to demand change! If you are a Resident ask to see a copy of the Fire Safety Risk Assessment for your Block of Flats and check to make sure that the Council or Property Management Company that is looking after your Block of Flats is complying with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Eight London borough councils have admitted to failing to conduct Fire Safety Risk Assessments in 342 Tower blocks for more than a year, with some not having been checked for more than three years!!! We have no idea if Property Management Companies are keeping up with their obligation to provide compliant Fire Safety Risk Assessments for their portfolio of properties!!

Fire Safety is so very important especially when people are living and sleeping in the environment! Time for Residents to do some checking – you have every right to witness your Fire Safety Risk Assessment so ask to see a copy!

If you are a Resident Association you to must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment on the communal area or your conversion or block of flats even if it is just a staircase and entrance hall!

Fire Risk Assessors carry out a full inspection they will look at compartmentation, travel distance, Means of Escape, Flat entrance doors, Electrical Intake and meter cupboards, storage cupboards, emergency lighting, Fire alarms and extinguishers to name but a few.

If you have any Fire Safety concerns and need some free advise or you need to book a fully qualified Fire Risk Assessor to carry our a Fire Safety Inspection call London Fire Risk Assessments now on 01689 890879