London Fire Risk Assessments Suggests Removal of Aerosols With Flammable Components From Areaby Heather Hall Heather Hall has led the Coordinating team at LFRA
Some Residents have a negative approach about the removal of aerosols they think that the possibility of an exploding aerosol is highly exaggerated and would never happen - but just see what has happened in a Shore ditch Flat!
London Fire Brigade reported on their incident page that a Deodorant can heated by a candle causes Shoreditch flat explosion!
Firefighters are warning about the dangers of leaving a deodorant can next to a candle as one exploded in a Shoreditch flat caused damage to an internal wall.
The small compressed can was left too close to an unattended candle in the bedroom of a first floor Commercial Street flat.
Shore ditch Watch Manager said: "The deodorant can might look small but left next to a naked flame it can be deadly.”
"The blast from the compressed can, that holds gas four times its size, badly damaged the internal wall. Thankfully no one was injured and there was no overall structural damage to the building.
"Never leave your candles unattended and always keep them far away from any aerosol cans." To read more click here.
London Property Management Companies have a duty to ensure their Blocks of Flats have a current Fire Risk Assessment. A copy of the Fire Risk Assessment for the Building should be kept on site and all Residents should be made aware of the Fire Emergency Plan.
The Fire Risk Assessment for the Building will identify any Significant Findings including any ‘Housekeeping’ deficiencies.
For example: Excessive Fire Loading in car parks and communal areas is a common deficiency yet it is a simple one to remedy. Residents should take the responsibility of removing unwanted items from the premise rather than store them in the common areas. It’s all about working together to keep the Building safe.
For Fire Safety information regarding ‘Living in Flats’ go to the London Fire Brigade website alternatively contact London Fire Risk Assessments on 01689 890879 who will be happy to help.
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