Fire Safety

In the wake of the terrible tragedy at Grenfell Tower, we expect that there will be concerns about fire safety issues on campus, especially in relation to external cladding.  Tthe following has been circulated by the University’s Central Management Group.

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, CMG was given reassurances about fire safety across the University estate and student residential accommodation. This included reassurances regarding the recent renovation work on the Appleton Tower, which had been completed to the highest health and safety standards with non-combustible materials; and fire safety in relation to the David Hume Tower, the Kennedy Tower and other large University buildings, which typically have various evacuation routes and evacuation is simultaneously implemented on the activation of the fire alarm. All licenced University student residences have automatic fire detection and typically use a system of full evacuation; there is regular staff training; and they are also subjected to regular licencing inspection which includes Fire Safety standards.