As part of Sanctuary your safety and wellbeing are at the centre of all we do. We house thousands of customers and their safety and security in our properties is top priority. We operate our properties in line with the relevant and prevailing legislation, but also within the codes under which we operate.
All our properties are designed and managed with fire safety in mind. Follow the guidelines below to reduce the risk of fires happening:
- Living in a taller building with multiple floors does not mean you are any more at risk from fire, but it does mean you need to consider your fire safety and the impact a fire could have on other residents. It is important for your own safety, to understand what to do in the event of a fire, whether it is in your flat or somewhere else in the building.
- Your building, your flat and your bedroom are protected by a fully tested fire detection system. We carry out regular Fire Risk assessments to ensure your building is safe and also complete safety and compliance checks on gas boilers, electrical systems and appliances.
When you move into a new home, the last thing you’re going to be thinking about is fire safety. Knowing just a little bit about fire prevention and what to do in the event of a fire could potentially save your life.
We take your safety very seriously and want you to enjoy a safe environment when you live with us.
Check out our fire safety video for some useful information about fire safety in your new student home.
Naked flames such as candles, oil burners and joss sticks are dangerous in your accommodation, please don't bring or use these
Ensure your grill pan, oven and hob are clean, food debris and oil can quickly catch fire
Fire doors will protect you if there is a fire - please keep them closed
Your heater is for letting out heat, don't cover it up
Microwaves don't like anything metallic, check your utensils and dishes are free from metal before using
If you have fairy lights, be smart and turn them off when you're not in your room
Always attend to your cooking, remember to switch off appliances after use
Cooking when tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not a good idea
Chip pans and barbecues are just too unpredictable, they can't be used at your accommodation