Building Safety Act.

What is the building safety act?

Building safety act: This is a new law in England and Wales designed to establish rules that ensure the safety of buildings. The primary focus is implementing measures to guarantee the safety of occupants within distinct types of buildings.

Special rules for tall buildings: The law includes specific rules for tall buildings, which are defined as those over 18 meters tall or with 7 or more floors. These additional rules may address unique safety considerations associated with taller structures.

Documentation requirements: To ensure compliance with the Building Safety Act, there is an obligation to maintain up-to-date documents detailing how the building is designed, constructed, maintained, and any changes made to it. This documentation is intended to provide transparency and accountability in relation to building safety.

Host adhere to numerous regulations and go to great lengths to provide you with the necessary information and take every precaution to safeguard you during your stay with us.


Resident
engagement strategy.

What is our resident engagement strategy?

“Involve – Inform – Encourage”

Host’s Resident Engagement Strategy is designed to actively Involve residents, keeping them Informed, and Encouraging them to share concerns. This strategy aims to include residents in discussions about building safety and create a collaborative approach to maintaining a safe living environment.

It is important for residents to be aware of these measures and actively participate in the engagement strategy to contribute to the overall safety and well-being of the community. If residents have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to engage with the provided mechanisms for communication and input.

Here is a breakdown of our three key strategy aims:

3) Encourage residents to share concerns:

We have established a system that encourages residents to express their concerns about safety or other related issues, especially about fire evacuation and prevention.

The basics are outlined in the Host Fire Safety Video:

Host’s
responsibilities:

Communication and transparency – We will:

  • Promptly inform residents of any structural, electrical, or safety issues within the property and provide details on how the issues will be addressed.
  • Share fire safety and prevention information regularly.
  • Conduct regular Fire Risk Assessments to identify and address potential hazards.
  • Regularly check and ensure the proper functioning of safety systems, including smoke detectors, fire alarms, emergency lighting, fire doors, and escape routes.
  • Respond to safety system faults and undertake necessary repairs promptly.
  • Implement appropriate risk management measures, such as increased patrols or temporary systems, while working on safety system repairs.
  • Remove any items from communal areas that may pose a fire risk and ensure clear escape routes.
  • Clearly identify emergency exit routes and provide an evacuation plan near every flat door.
  • Prioritise resident safety when making decisions related to the property.

Residents’
responsibilities:

  • Ensure that residents and their guests are aware of and familiar with escape routes within the property.
  • Leave the building promptly in the event of a fire alarm.
  • Call emergency services (999) if safety is perceived to be at risk.
  • Report any identified or suspected faults with safety systems, such as fire alarms or fire doors.
  • Communicate any concerns about the safety of the property to the management.
  • Refrain from tampering with or damaging safety equipment within the property.
  • Keep personal spaces, such as hobs, ovens, and cooker hoods, clean to prevent fire hazards.
  • Avoid allowing rubbish to build up in the property.
  • Read and stay informed about building safety information shared by the management.