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Lewisham’s Fire Safety Failures Demand Immediate Compliance Act Now

Lewisham’s Fire Safety Failures Demand Immediate Compliance Act Now!

Recent findings reveal that Lewisham Council has been found non-compliant with critical fire safety regulations, with over 5,000 necessary fire safety actions left overdue. This situation underscores the severe consequences of neglecting fire safety measures in residential buildings.

Lewishams Fire Safety Failures Demand Immediate Compliance Act Now
Lewisham In South London, Uk.

The council, which in October took over the management of its 19,000 homes, including 13,500 socially rented homes, following the disbandment of its ALMO Lewisham Homes, referred itself to RSH in December after finding its repairs services were not to the expected standard.

The RSH’s investigation found that 5,000 fire safety actions had not been carried out in the timeframe required by the council’s own policy.

RSH also found nearly half of all repairs between April and December last year had not been completed on time and damp and mould reports had not been correctly assessed for severity.

More than 2,000 of the council’s homes do not meet the Decent Homes standard. RSH said the council does not have completed data for its tenants’ homes.

 

The council has now put in place a plan to address the issues and is carrying out a stock survey so it can better understand the condition of its homes.

 

As a leader in fire safety compliance, we stress the importance of regular safety assessments and immediate action on identified risks. Ignoring these can lead to catastrophic outcomes and legal repercussions.

Let this situation be a wake-up call to all property managers and local authorities: Compliance is not optional, it’s essential for the safety of all residents.

We urge all to prioritise fire safety, ensure all actions are promptly addressed, and regularly review safety protocols.

Our team is dedicated to supporting you in meeting these critical standards, offering comprehensive assessments and actionable solutions to enhance safety and compliance.

Stay safe, stay compliant.

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