Fire safety for council tenants and leaseholders

Reduce the risk of fires in your home by taking some simple steps - 

  • test your smoke alarm weekly
  • if your smoke alarm is faulty report it by telephoning 01482 300 300
  • keep door and window keys where everyone can find them
  • do not leave candles unattended
  • always put out cigarettes properly
  • never smoke in bed
  • correctly store vaping devices when not in use
  • do not leave washing machines or tumble dryers on when you are asleep or not at home
  • only use correct charging devices as specified and recommended by the manufacturer
  • do not leave charging devices or plug in air fresheners unattended
  • plan an escape route
  • never use appliances with cracked plugs or worn cables
  • do not overload electrical sockets
  • never leave cooking unattended
  • make sure exits are kept clear
  • close inside doors at night to stop a fire from spreading
  • avoid storing paraffin heaters, gas bottles or petroleum products in the home
  • ensure communal areas in flats are kept clear at all times
  • do not have barbeques or open fires next to fences or near windows, doors or sheds

High rise fire safety

All existing residents in high rise blocks have been told about what to do if a fire breaks out in their home or in a communal area and new tenants are given the same information at sign up. 

Fire safety in high rise flats


Evacuation plan

We recommend that you, members of your family and visitors to your home take the time to know what your personal fire safety plan is should there be an emergency.

Visit the GOV.UK website for top tips on fire safety for householders and businesses

Contact us

Residents of high rise flats in Hull who wish to report fire risks can contact us by -

Access your obligations under your tenancy agreement

Humberside Fire and Rescue

Further information about fire safety can be found at Humberside Fire and Rescue website.

Visit the Humberside Fire and Rescue service website for more advice about home fire safety