A house fire can kill – and put your neighbours’ lives at risk as well.
Wheatley Homes South makes every effort to minimise the risk to tenants and complies with all relevant Fire Safety legislation and guidance. Fires can start quickly and can cause damage to your home as well as putting your lives in danger. To keep you and your family safe the following guidance is issued:
Test your smoke alarms
Take care when cooking
Ensure your electrical items are safe
Have a fire escape plan
We work together with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to help keep your home fire safe; find further information on fire safety in the home here.
A free home fire safety visit is quick and easy to arrange. It only takes around 20 minutes to carry out – but it could save your life.
You'll get safety tips and advice on how to avoid a fire breaking out – and what to do if it does. You'll even get free extra smoke alarms if you need them.
make sure you have a smoke alarm and it works. If you don’t, call us 24/7 on 0800 011 3447
don’t leave rubbish or bulk items lying about communal areas – it’s dangerous
always put cigarettes out properly in an ashtray
switch off electrical appliances at the wall when you leave your home or go to bed.
Keep closes, foyers and stairwells clear
Leaving prams or other household items in closes, foyers or stairwells can put you – and everyone else – at risk of fire.
An unwanted mattress or chair can encourage deliberate fire-setting. They can also block people’s escape routes if there is a fire.
If you have a couch or a mattress you no longer need, don’t dump it on the landing, the back court or on the street. Dumfries and Galloway Council can collect bulk items such as beds, televisions, mattresses and fridges.
Keeping you safe in your home
As your landlord, we want to do everything we can to help keep you safe in your home. This includes:
making sure all gas appliances are in good working order
carrying out a gas inspection each year
fitting smoke alarms in your home
keeping homes fit to live in.
Help us keep you safe by giving staff access to your home when needed.