Building fire safety for sheltered accommodation

The residents of specialised housing such as sheltered accommodation, supported living and extra care properties are likely to be vulnerable or dependent in some way.

The National Fire Chiefs Council’s ‘Fire Safety in Specialised Housing’ guide provides guidance for owners and managers of these properties. It states that:

“Fire safety design of specialised housing comprising blocks of flats is based on the same principles as adopted in general needs blocks. Fire safety design of specialised housing that takes the form of a single dwelling is based on the same principles as adopted in houses in multiple occupation. However, commonly in specialised housing, if evacuation is necessary, residents are likely to need longer to evacuate than typical residents in general needs flats and houses; in extreme cases, some residents may be unable to evacuate without assistance.”

For these residents time is critical, and our personal protection system UltraGuard is perfect for providing fire suppression for residents who are at high risk of fire.

It is important to understand the needs and requirements of each building and who the occupants are. Here at Surefire we are able to use our experience within the building fire safety industry to work with sheltered accommodation owners to combat fire risks and associated hazards.

We can help by considering the characteristics of each individual resident and incorporate an appropriate fire protection strategy to ensure a suitable level of fire safety is in place within every building.

We have an exceptional range of fire safety technology to safeguard people from accident or injury and assets from damage. As well as fixed and mobile systems for fire suppression, our comprehensive resources include technology for rapid fire and smoke detection, alarm systems and solutions for controlled evacuation.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help safeguard sheltered accommodation from the threat of a fire then contact us now.

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