Property safety and security
Fire alarms, emergency lighting and smoke alarms
It is the responsibility of Regenda as a landlord to ensure fire safety. This includes:
- The provision of fire safety equipment such as fire alarms, emergency lighting and smoke alarms where they are needed as defined in the Building Regulations 2010 Part B, The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO) 2005 and the Housing Act 2004 – Housing Health and Safety Rating System. Where this equipment is provided, we have a responsibility to complete regular maintenance checks.
- Maintaining fire detection and alarm systems in accordance with British standard 5839-6:2013. This sets out a standard for servicing and maintenance of fire alarms, emergency lighting and smoke alarms.
In the event the fire alarm is activated, an appointed keyholder will attend out of hours to reset the system if applicable.
In properties with lifts, we have an obligation to ensure lift safety operations (as outlined in the LOLER 1998 and PUWER 1998 Regulations). This is done through a combination of regular inspections, thorough examinations and periodic routine maintenance.
We are in the process of reviewing our servicing and maintenance contracts for a number of different services including those listed above.