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Fire performance standards

We are aware of a recent press release from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in relation to fire door safety.

The press release lists a former supplier that is a Stevenage Borough Council contractor.

We have been in contact with the contractor who states that at this time, they need more information to adequately address the issue. The contractor has committed to giving us an update on Monday 6 August.

It is unclear if the doors fitted in Stevenage are affected.

We are committed to working with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure the safety of Stevenage residents.

In the meantime, as you’ll see from the press release, the risk is low and the fire safety information for residents remains the same.

We are in contact with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service who are aware of the situation.

The National Fire Chiefs Council has advised that the additional risk to public safety is low.

In the event of a fire, people should follow existing fire procedures for the building.

You should also test their smoke alarms regularly to make sure they work and that their flat front door is fitted with a working self-closing device.

All doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed.

If you have any queries or concerns, you can contact the Compliance Team (Fire Safety) at firesafety@stevenage.gov.uk or call via the Customer Service Centre on 01438 242242.

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