Fire Safety in the Council's Housing Stock
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To approve a programme of Type 4 Fire Risk
Assessments be undertaken in every block to ascertain whether there
are any significant breaches in fire compartmentation. Upon
completion our fire strategy should be reviewed and clearly defined
to inform a programme of improvements.
To approve that the fire safety improvement programme be integrated within the HRA capital investment programme and considered in the context of the current Grenfell investigation and national review of fire safety standards
7.1 Cabinet approved a programme of Type 4 Fire Risk Assessments to be undertaken in every low, medium and high-rise block to ensure all fire risks (including any breaches in compartmentation) are fully understood and inform further works. This programme will start with high rise blocks over 12 storeys in January 2018;
7.2 Cabinet approved that the fire safety improvement programme be integrated within the HRA capital investment programme with immediate effect and that 3 blocks per year are to be completed. This means all blocks over 12 storeys will be complete within 5 years; and
7.3 Cabinet approved the rationale for prioritising the order in which blocks receive fire safety improvements set out in paragraph 4.16 of this report.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Hakeem Osinaike, Operational Director Housing Email: Hakeem.Osinaike@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 2023.
Report author: Hakeem Osinaike
Publication date: 14/11/2017
Date of decision: 13/11/2017
Decided at meeting: 13/11/2017 - Cabinet