Fire safety

Fire at Grenfell Tower

We are extremely sorry to hear about the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, and offer our deepest condolences to all those affected. We have offered whatever support we can to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. An emergency contact number has been set up for anyone concerned for loved ones. Please  Read more »

Fire safety: do you know the plan?

London Fire Brigade has launched the Know the Plan campaign to increase fire safety awareness among people who live in blocks of flats. The campaign was prompted following more than 100 fires in high-rise flats in west London last year. A YouGov poll found that a quarter of Londoners live in high-rise or other purpose built blocks of  Read more »

Disposing of items in communal areas

Our residents’ safety is a top priority for Catalyst. We also have a legal obligation to keep our residents safe from fire. That’s why we’ve now adopted a zero tolerance policy towards personal possessions or rubbish left in communal areas of our properties. Items such as prams, bikes, shopping trolleys or bags of rubbish are  Read more »

Time to test

Did you know over 200 people in England die every year in fires in their homes and those without a working fire alarm are four times more likely to die. These are often caused by candles, cooking accidents and faulty electrical appliances – especially heaters and wiring. Check your fire alarm on the first of  Read more »

Firefighters strike

The Fire Brigades Union is striking on the following days: Friday 2 May from 12pm – 5pm Saturday 3 May from 2pm – 2am on Sunday 4 May Sunday 4 May from 10am – 3pm During the strikes there will be reduced level of service. This means that 27 fire engines (16% of normal capacity)  Read more »

Stay safe and get a smoke alarm

Do you have a working smoke alarm at home? If not you are four times more likely to die if a fire starts in your home. 226 people die each year because of fires in their homes, caused by smoking materials, cooking, candles and other things such as faulty electrical wiring or appliances. A few  Read more »