The safety of residents and visitors in all high rise buildings is of the utmost importance to Stockport Council and Stockport Homes. Stockport Council made the decision to install sprinklers in all high rise blocks across the Borough.
Stockport Homes and Stockport Council work closely with Greater Manchester Fire Service, and following the tragic events at Grenfell, we have doubled our efforts to make sure that you are safe in your home.
We continue to invest heavily in ensuring we comply with all fire safety legislation and guidance and in the last five years we have invested over £7m in upgrading fire safety measures including fire doors, smoke alarms, door closers and compartmentalisation (ensuring each individual flat is sealed to prevent fire spreading).
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have said
There is clear evidence that sprinklers can be effective in stopping fires spreading and putting them out, ultimately saving lives.
Stockport Council have approved a multi million pound investment programme to fund the installation of sprinklers in all of our high rise blocks, this programme will be completed during 2021.
If you live in a multi-storey block and have any worries about your safety you can contact your block support officer, caretaker or call us on 0161 217 6016.
You can book a Home Safety Check or for further free home safety advice please call Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue on Freephone 0800 555 815 or visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk
You can also speak with your Housing Officer for more information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can complete the enquiry form below and one of our team will be in touch.
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Most sprinkler systems are very simple. There are normally no moving parts to fail. The pipes are full of water, usually from the mains. The sprinklers will activate when they get hot and immediately spray water on the fire.
On activation, the sprinkler system sounds an alarm in our 24 hour monitored concierge security room. The duty concierge team will then immediately call the fire service to attend. The fire service response time to your block is on average 6-8 minutes. Having established that any fire has been extinguished, the fire service crew will then switch off the sprinkler.
More than 70 million sprinkler heads are installed worldwide each year, sprinklers also protect the lives of firefighters and are fully supported by fire services. If our high rise blocks were being constructed now, sprinklers would be included.