Fire safety is of paramount concern to residents at Canary Riverside and we wish to update residents following recent correspondence on the subject in order to alleviate any concerns you may have, and to remind you of your own role in fire safety.
The LFB has confirmed that is satisfied with the fire safety arrangements in place at Canary Riverside. It has withdrawn the notice issued in December 2018 (following a visit in August 2018) and has apologised to Mr Coates for having issued it in error. RACR has written to CREM, and our letter can be found here.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of their role in minimising the risks of fire at Canary Riverside. This includes always ensuring chute room doors are closed properly, and that items are not left/stored in escape routes - such as lift-lobbies or stairwells. Two such issues were noted by the LFB during its inspection of Eaton House in August last year.
If you note that fire doors are not properly closed, or that your neighbours are storing items in common areas, please notify your concierge immediately. It is important to understand that, while on their own they may seem relatively insignificant, two or three such issues can together present a significant risk.
In 2017 there was a fire in one of the Landmark E14 towers caused by a resident storing boxes in a shower cubicle. The boxes were piled up to the ceiling, and their proximity to the ceiling light caused the fire.
Please do your bit to ensure that you are not inadvertently putting yourself, your neighbours or your home at risk.
More information on how you can help minimise the risk of fire can be found on the Fire Safety page of our website.