Escape from Higher Floors

As with all buildings, you should plan and practise an escape route.

  • Avoid using lifts and balconies if there is a fire.
  • It is easy to get confused in smoke, so count how many doors you need to go through to reach the stairs.
  • Check there is nothing in the corridors or stairways that coul catch fire - like boxes of rubbish.
  • Make sure doors to stairways are not locked.
  • Make sure everyone in your home knows where the fire alarms are.
  • You should still get a smoke alarm for your own home, even if there is a warning system in the block.