National Housing Federation responds to the Met Police’s Grenfell fire door test

Responding to news that a fire door in Grenfell Tower has failed a Met Police fire test, David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, says:

15 March 2018

“It is of course concerning to hear that a tested fire door did not operate as it was supposed to. But as the Independent Expert Panel have advised, risk to public safety is low and this does not change fire safety advice. It is vital that people continue to keep fire doors closed in buildings.

“The safety of tenants is the number one priority of housing associations and I am confident they are doing everything in their power to ensure this is the case. Interim safety measures, such as the introduction of 24-hour fire wardens, have been implemented in towers with ACM cladding that failed testing in the summer.

“We will continue to closely follow any developments coming out of the investigation and work with the Government and broader sector to take action where necessary.”

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