Hereâ€™s our latest statement following the news that cladding and insulation systems on nine high rise blocks in Salford have failed the latest Department for Communities and Local Government fire tests.Â
Jim Hutton, Area Manager and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service lead for the high-rise taskforce, said: â€œGreater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service continues to work with housing providers and local authorities to reassure residents living in high rises across Greater Manchester.Â
â€œGMFRS is carrying out proactive inspections of all high rise premises to ensure allÂ buildings comply with fire safety regulations and people feel safe in their homes. So far, we have inspected 253 high rises, which includes 71 that have failed the first Building Research Establishment (BRE) fire test.
â€œHigh rises with cladding systems that have failed the current round of testing and havenâ€™t yet been inspected will be visited by fire officers as a matter of urgency.
â€œIf you are concerned about a system installed on your premises you are advised to discuss with your housing provider who should be ableÂ to advise you on the type of cladding system used and the approvals process carried out by the relevant building control body.
â€œIf you have any concerns about the safety of your building you can emailÂ [email protected]Â checkÂ www.manchesterfire.gov.ukÂ for more information or ringÂ 0800 555815.â€Â
Find out more about the high-rises in Salford on Salford City Councilâ€™s website.Â
GMFRS is working with housing providers and local authorities to ensure every high rise is safe and receives the right fire safety advice. So far, we have carried out compliance inspections in 253 high rises across Greater Manchester.Â
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