Following the tragic Grenfell Fire disaster last year, we've
been reviewing our fire safety measures.
One of the first things we did was to carry out immediate
checks on the cladding of our four high-rise blocks in
Scunthorpe. Tests confirmed that our cladding was NOT the
same as that used at Grenfell Tower, and having appointed
a consultant to carry out further checks, we know that the
materials used in the cladding are non-combustible and are
safe to remain.
We've been installing sprinkler
systems in our high-rise
blocks too, as a voluntary
precaution, as part of an
We've also been working really closely with Humberside
Fire & Rescue, who have completed an audit in addition to
the regular fire safety assessments that we carry out.
Actions identified from this audit are being addressed
or are in the process of being addressed. We spoke to
tenants living in our high-rise blocks, who said:
I'm 100% impressed with the
sprinklers and the quick and easy
installation of them. I was unsure if
they would look ugly but they're
very discreet and I don't notice
There was minimum disruption in the
installation of the sprinklers, and if they
help to save lives then they're a great
addition. It's nice to think that there's
that extra level of safety.
Even if you don't live in a high-rise block, it's always a
good idea to have a fire escape plan in place, and to be
aware of fire prevention measures. Find out more at