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Committed to fire safety

We are working in partnership with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to see if there is anything more we could reasonably do to further improve fire safety.

Selwood Housing do not own any properties that are higher than four storeys and none of our properties have aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding which was the type of cladding on Grenfell Tower.

We need to work together to make sure you and your home stay safe.

We will:

  • Carry out regular inspections of your smoke alarm to check that it's working properly. We'll repair and replace faulty battery alarms. If you're worried your alarm isn't working, get in touch.
  • Ensure our staff check fire alarms in communal areas on a weekly basis and get specialist contractors to service the systems four times a year.
  • Check the electrics in your home before your tenancy starts and during your tenancy, to make sure they're safe and working properly.
  • Carry out regular fire risk assessments in the communal areas of our blocks of flats.

What you can do to ensure fire safety in your home :

  • Check your smoke alarms are working throughout the year by pressing the 'test' button, and contact us if they aren't.
  • Read fire safety details in the entrance hallway of your building.
  • Make sure that your exits are clear from clutter, so you can get out if you need to. This is especially important in communal areas of blocks of flats. Please don't leave rubbish, bikes, prams or mobility scooters in communal hallways.
  • Don't wedge fire doors open. Keeping them closed helps to slow down the spread of fire
    Plan an escape route in the event of a fire.
  • Always stub your cigarettes out properly and use an ashtray. Please don't smoke in communal areas if you live in a block of flats.
  • Make sure you don't overload your sockets with too many plugs. It's safest to unplug appliances when you've finished using them.
  • We are happy to organise face-to-face sessions at your home so that you can ask us questions, request a test of your smoke alarm or provide us with other feedback. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service also provide a Safe and Well visit which is a free service.
  • Our purpose built blocks of flats have a 'Stay put' policy in the event of a fire. This applies to blocks that are made of compartments that will stop fire and smoke from spreading. Check your 'Fire Action Notice' displayed in the communal area of where you live.
  • Residents can report communal repairs or any other matters that they believe may compromise fire safety via our customer support team on 01225 715715. Also contact us if you're unsure whether the 'Stay put' policy applies to you.

To request a free Safe and Well visit, please call 0800 038 2323.

Want to find out some ways you can help prevent fires in your home?

Take a look at the video below for some different ways to help prevent the most common ways fires begin in homes, including smoking, candles and barbecues.

We have also shared a news item about the potential dangers of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which are used in many household products including e-bikes, e-scooters, laptops and vapes!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lqNAJ43RXZg

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If you can't find what you're looking for please contact us at info@selwoodhousing.com

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19 hours ago
Selwood Housing

Leaving your air source heat pump on constantly to regulate the temperature in your home is the most energy-efficient and cost-effective way to run it, and will help you stay comfortable year-round.
As the seasons change, it's important to adjust your air source heat pump settings for optimal comfort, increasing the temperature in winter and lowering it in summer. If you're going away on holiday, you can leave the air source heat pump in holiday mode rather than switching it off. ecs.page.link/PA1Qn
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Leaving your air source heat pump on constantly to regulate the temperature in your home is the most energy-efficient and cost-effective way to run it, and will help you stay comfortable year-round. 
As the seasons change, its important to adjust your air source heat pump settings for optimal comfort, increasing the temperature in winter and lowering it in summer. If youre going away on holiday, you can leave the air source heat pump in holiday mode rather than switching it off. https://ecs.page.link/PA1Qn
3 days ago
Selwood Housing

We’ve recently signed appointed City Plumbing UK as one of three new suppliers for building materials. City Plumbing have shown themselves to be both reliable and agile and this new contract will allow us to implement more efficient systems and processes, monitor performance and ultimately offer value for money to our customers.

"The Social Housing Regulation Act has set clear response times for hazards – and for emergency repairs like boilers in particular – meaning housing providers like Selwood Housing need a trusted supply chain partner that can provide what they and their residents need when they need it. To this end, mobilisation and stock management formed a huge part of this contract, and we're proud to have an industry-leading infrastructure that can make this a reality. These logistics, combined with our team's extensive sector experience and absolute prioritisation of residents, make us the perfect partner for Selwood Housing." - Richard Adams, Sales Director at Integrated Solutions at City Plumbing.
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We’ve recently signed appointed City Plumbing UK as one of three new suppliers for building materials. City Plumbing have shown themselves to be both reliable and agile and this new contract will allow us to implement more efficient systems and processes, monitor performance and ultimately offer value for money to our customers. 

The Social Housing Regulation Act has set clear response times for hazards – and for emergency repairs like boilers in particular – meaning housing providers like Selwood Housing need a trusted supply chain partner that can provide what they and their residents need when they need it. To this end, mobilisation and stock management formed a huge part of this contract, and were proud to have an industry-leading infrastructure that can make this a reality. These logistics, combined with our teams extensive sector experience and absolute prioritisation of residents, make us the perfect partner for Selwood Housing. - Richard Adams, Sales Director at Integrated Solutions at City Plumbing.
4 days ago
Selwood Housing

Do you know a skilled carpenter looking for a new role?

We are seeking a motivated multi skilled carpenter with the ability to:
Diagnose and address repairs in customers' homes
Communicate effectively with customers and the planning team, keeping them informed of repair progress
Deliver carpentry works to the highest standard, aiming for a 'first-time fix'
Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and industry best practices
Work independently, efficiently managing time and van stocks to maximise productivity
Undertake out-of-hours duties as part of a call-out rota

As a valuable member of our Response Repairs Operatives team, they will play a crucial role in carrying out day-to-day repairs and maintenance in our clients' homes. Additionally, they'll be instrumental in preparing vacant homes for new customers, ensuring top-notch craftsmanship and service delivery.

For full details, and to apply, visit our website 👉 ecs.page.link/WjF8x
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Do you know a skilled carpenter looking for a new role? 

We are seeking a motivated multi skilled carpenter with the ability to:
Diagnose and address repairs in customers homes
Communicate effectively with customers and the planning team, keeping them informed of repair progress
Deliver carpentry works to the highest standard, aiming for a first-time fix
Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and industry best practices
Work independently, efficiently managing time and van stocks to maximise productivity
Undertake out-of-hours duties as part of a call-out rota

As a valuable member of our Response Repairs Operatives team, they will play a crucial role in carrying out day-to-day repairs and maintenance in our clients homes. Additionally, theyll be instrumental in preparing vacant homes for new customers, ensuring top-notch craftsmanship and service delivery. 

For full details, and to apply, visit our website 👉 https://ecs.page.link/WjF8x
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