Important fire safety message


20 June 2019

IMAGE: A flame coming from a houseThe safety of our residents is our number one priority.
Many of you may be concerned by the recent fire on De Pass Gardens in Barking, London.
This building is not built, owned or managed by Optivo.
However, we wanted to offer reassurance about our approach to fire safety.

We have robust procedures and comprehensive controls in place regarding fire safety. These are reviewed and tested on a regular basis.

We also work closely with the fire rescue service across all our regions.
It’s been reported in the media that a barbecue on a balcony may have been the initial cause of the Barking fire, although the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Please remember never to use a barbecue, including a disposable one, indoors or on a balcony.
If you’ve any concerns or questions about fire safety in your home, we’re here to advise further.
Please contact us to discuss. You can also find out more about fire safety here.