The health and safety of anyone living in the property is number one priority. We have therefore taken a number of steps to protect the household and its occupants.
No smoking is permitted on the property at any time. According to statistics this reduces the risk of a fire in shared houses by about 1/3.
All furniture conforms to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) regulations. If you bring any furniture onto the property it will be on the condition that your furniture conforms to the safety regulations as well.
The house is fitted with a professionally installed fire alarm system which was upgraded in 2018. Remotely accessible NEST Fire/CO detectors are located in the boiler cupboard upstairs and in the utility are to give added warning of any problems with washings machines or tumble dryers.
There are numerous fire extinguishers around the house and in many of the rooms. The pressure meter and weight of these are checked regularly.
A completely new central heating system was installed in 2012. There is a British Gas Three Star service contract in place and a Landlord’s safety certificate is obtained each year, in accordance with gas safety regulations, and this is available for inspection.
The electrics in the house were fully upgraded in 2012 and there is a electrical inspection certificate is in place which was renewed in May 2018. Each circuit on the mains consumer unit is an individual RCB cut off which means if there is a problem with any device in the property the electric will cut off immediately preventing a device catching fire. Having individual RCB circuits means that only one circuit will be affected if there is a fault on that circuit or something causes a circuit to trip.
All plugs fitting to any device supplied by the owner conforms to British Standard 1363. This standard states that the live and neutral pins are part insulated to stop you putting your fingers accidentally on the pins. Your plugs should also conform to this standard, although this is not a legal requirement.
Any devices which you bring into the property will be expected to conform to the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 which covers all mains household goods. No candles or other such high risk items may be used on the property at any time.