Improving fire safety

11 July 2019

A survey has been created for residents of high-rise buildings in Manchester to give them the opportunity to share their opinions and help to provide further evidence of the impact on residents living in high rise buildings.

The results will inform the future work of the High Rise Task Force, which brings together all 10 local authorities, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, landlords of tower blocks across the city-region in both private and public ownership, as well as representatives from Universities, Utility Companies and other specialist teams to ensure buildings are safe.

The research will also consider residents' understanding of fire safety and the safety measures of their building.

Paul Dennett, Salford city mayor and chair of the Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force, said, “This research will help us to better understand the issues and concerns residents of high rise buildings have. This may be how safe they feel, if and how they have been impacted by the fire at Grenfell. 

“Since the launch of the High Rise Task Force we have worked tirelessly to ensure every tower block across Greater Manchester has been inspected and necessary steps are taken to ensure the immediate safety of residents.

"We want to make sure that people are safe and feel safe in their homes. By filling out this survey you will help us help you.”

The GM High Rise Task Force has met to look at the implications of the government’s current Building a Safer Future consultation and the High Rise Residents Forum is meeting on the July 11 to look at this from a Residents perspective.

The survey will run until July 28. 

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Planet Radio