Fire Safety

Safe and Well Visits from the Fire Service

Most fire and rescue services offer Safe and Well visits (previously known as Home Fire Risk Assessments or Home Fire Safety Checks).  During a Safe and Well visit, a member of your local fire and rescue service will visit your home, at a time convenient to you to carry out an inspection of your home. The officers will...

  • Identify and make you aware of the potential fire risks within your home
  • Let you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks
  • Put together an escape plan in case a fire does break out and ensure you have working smoke alarms

You can organise a Safe and Well visit by contacting your local fire service...

Greater Manchester 
West Yorkshire

Important Notice:  Fire Extinguishers in Communal Areas:

Following recent Fire Risk Assessments it was recommended at some MSV schemes that all fire extinguishers be removed from communal areas. MSV ensure that adequate and appropriate fire safety measures are put into place to minimise the risk of injury or loss of life in the event of a fire.

It is not normally considered necessary to provide fire extinguishers in the common parts of purpose-built blocks of flats. A Fire extinguisher should only be used by those trained in its use, as there are different types of fire extinguishers for different types of fires. Each must be used exclusively for the type of fire they have been designed to extinguish to avoid making things worse.

MSV would not expect residents to try and fight fire, instead we would always insist that you evacuate the building following the guidance provided on the fire action notices on what you should do in the event of a fire. This advice is agreed by both fire and rescue and confirmed in the local government guideline for fire safety for purpose-built blocks of flats.

There are notices going up in the communal areas reiterating the above, however if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us