Making sure your homes are safe is our top priority and we do this by providing smoke detectors; checking and servicing gas, oil and solid fuel appliances through annual safety checks; and by completing regular inspections of electrical systems.
Our Sovereign teams completed 38,726 gas inspections and 7,000 electrical inspections as well as working with partners to deliver asbestos, legionella, lifts and fire safety programmes.
In our blocks of flats and similar sites, we make sure that Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) are up-to-date and there are appropriate smoke detectors and fire alarms, fire doors and other fire safety measures. In January to March we completed 153 FRAs, raised 1,069 fire safety actions and closed 561 actions or checks.
If you live in a flat or similar accommodation you can ask us to send you a copy of the latest FRA for your building. If you live in one of our taller buildings (six storeys or more), we’ve also published building safety summaries about each of these to give you more information about where you live.
In the last quarter we also showed our ongoing commitment to quality, safety and the environment by being independently audited and successfully accredited on the way that we work to national and international standards of best practice.
We’re continuing to remind residents about how to keep safe in their homes
While fires don’t happen often, 15 were reported in our homes between January and the end of March - many as a result of cooking.
You can find kitchen safety tips (and advice on avoiding the other main causes of fire) as part of our #GetFireSmart campaign and, with warmer days coming, please check our ‘seasonal fire risks' section for advice on bonfires and BBQs – including never using any kind of BBQ on a balcony.
You can also read about our work around gas safety, asbestos and the safety of the water supply in your home.
Please ring us on 0300 5000 926 to report any fire safety risks or raise other safety concerns, or if you’d like any specific safety advice.
When it comes to your personal safety, we work closely with the police and other agencies on issues like domestic abuse, hoarding and anti-social behaviour so please get in touch if you need advice or support. We also have an anti-slavery statement and work with our suppliers and contractors on equality, diversity and inclusion.