Imagine your exasperation if you live in a block of flats and repeatedly raise fire safety concerns with the only people who can do something about it, only for absolutely nothing to change. Your life, your belongings, your family – all at risk because nobody is listening or taking action.
Since the Grenfell atrocity, there has been much debate about how to improve fire safety measures, especially when it comes to replacing faulty fire doors.
Through an investigative journalism article by Inside Housing, looking specifically at social housing, among the 44 councils that have identified non-compliant or potentially non-compliant doors since March 2018, half are yet to replace a single door. When people go to bed – a place where they should feel most safe – they are vulnerable.
This isn’t just restricted to multi-storey flats, but all buildings where residents rely on others to ensure their safety.
With lives knowingly at risk, this year’s Fire Door Safety Week film demonstrates how it must feel to be so powerless, so utterly incapable of being able to do anything about your own safety.
The film shines the light on those responsible, insisting that they act now and replace faulty fire doors without delay.
Take a look at the film below and go to @FDSafetyWeek on Twitter for updates.