Vale of Aylesbury Housing Association Fire Safety

David recently wrote to Vale of Aylesbury Housing Association regarding their fire precautions following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Their response can be found below: 

"The safety of our residents is paramount and we have robust fire safety procedures in place.

Note that we do not have any high rise blocks; our highest property has only four storeys.

We comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which requires a fire risk assessment to be carried out to communal areas within shared accommodation. These properties have all been recently inspected and have a fire risk assessment in place. When undertaking fire risk assessments we follow the recommendations in the Local Government Group Guide; Fire Safety in Purpose Built Blocks of Flats. We have a programme of regular inspections whereby a fire risk assessment will be undertaken every year for higher risk properties and every two years for lower risk properties. We also have a programme of monthly visual inspections to ensure fire escape routes are kept clear and emergency lighting is in full working order.

There are appropriate alarm systems in place where required, and we have a close working relationship with Bucks Fire and Rescue.

Going forwards we will continue to keep abreast of current legislation and should this change we will review our procedures accordingly and ensure that we remain compliant."