Fire safety

A house fire can kill – and put your neighbours’ lives at risk as well.

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A free home fire safety visit is quick and easy to arrange. It only takes around 20 minutes to carry out - but it could save your life. 

You'll get safety tips and advice on how to avoid a fire breaking out - and what to do if it does. You'll even get free extra smoke alarms if you need them.

A fire officer from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service will pop out at a time which suits you and answer any questions you have about fire safety.

How do I book a free home fire safety visit?

Speak to your housing officer or book your free visit by:

Safety tips
 

Follow these tips to make sure you stay safe at home.

  • get a free home safety visit – call 0800 0731 999
  • make sure you have a smoke alarm and it works. If you don’t, call us on 0800 027 3456 or speak to your housing officer
  • don’t leave rubbish or bulk items lying about communal areas – it’s dangerous
  • always put cigarettes out properly in an ashtray
  • switch off electrical appliances at the wall when you leave your home or go to bed.

Keep closes, foyers and stairwells clear
 

Leaving prams or other household items in closes, foyers or stairwells can put you – and everyone else – at risk of fire.

An unwanted mattress or chair can encourage deliberate fire-setting. They can also block people’s escape routes if there is a fire.

If you have a couch or a mattress you no longer need, don’t dump it on the landing, the back court or on the street. Your council can collect bulk items such as beds, televisions, mattresses and fridges.

If you live in a flat, your housing officer will tell you what day bulk uplift is and where to leave items to be picked up. Make sure you leave items at the agreed collection point.

If you live in a house you can book an uplift from the city council.

Keeping you safe in your home
 

As your landlord, we want to do everything we can to help keep you safe in your home. This includes:

  • making sure all gas appliances are in good working order
  • carrying out a gas inspection each year
  • fitting smoke alarms in your home
  • keeping homes fit to live in. 

Help us keep you safe by giving staff access to your home when needed.