Ocean’s Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Ralph Garth, teamed up with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Community Safety team to run a special fire safety session at Park House – to talk to residents, provide reassurance, advice and support.
Park House is Cornwall’s only high rise residential block of flats. It is regularly inspected by our Health & Safety teams, Neighbourhood Services Officer and Maintenance Manager.
Over the last few years we have worked closely with the Fire Brigade to ensure all systems are up to date. Last October, Ocean teamed up with the St Austell fire crew to organise an exercise so they could practice possible fire and rescue situations in and around the building.
Justin Sharp from Cornwall Fire Service was interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall about fire safety at Park House:
‘I’m comfortable we’ve worked with Ocean Housing to ensure there is a very high standard of fire safety on the premises.’
‘I’d like to reassure residents in Park House that their safety is paramount.’
‘We’ve worked with Ocean and are satisfied that fire safety measures meet today’s standards.’
The event itself was well attended and teams worked through the building visiting the majority of residents individually. Ralph said
‘We had the opportunity to speak to most of the residents about all the fire precautions and measures in place that meet current regulations, as well as escape plans and fire safety guidance and advice.’
Residents reacted positively and were reassured in particular by the ‘passive protection’ measures that are in place.
Any concerns or queries can be raised with either Ocean or the Fire Service, and Park House residents are more than welcome to request a home visit if they were unable to meet the team at today’s event.
Please feel free to contact us and we’ll get back in touch as soon as we can.