FIRE STRATEGY UPDATE

TO ALL ADMIRALTY QUARTER RESIDENTS

 

IMPORTANT FIRE STRATEGY UPDATE

 

THE FIRE STRATEGY HAS CHANGED BACK TO A STAY PUT POLICY, AND A

COPY OF THE FIRE ACTION NOTICE IS DETAILED BELOW.  (A PDF VERSION IS AVAILABLE HERE).

 

HOWEVER, THE EXTERNAL CLADDING IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING

TESTING AND COMBINED WITH THE ADDITIONAL FIRE STOPPING WORKS

CURRENTLY STILL BEING CARRIED OUT THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE

SITE, EXTRA SAFETY MEASURES HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE BY EMPLOYING

“WAKING WATCH” NIGHT TIME PATROLS.

 

THE BUILDING IS DESIGNED TO CONTAIN A FIRE IN THE FLAT WHERE IT

STARTS, MEANING IT IS USUALLY SAFE FOR YOU TO STAY IN YOUR OWN

FLAT BUT PLEASE NOTE, YOU MUST LEAVE IMMEDIATELY IF SMOKE OR

HEAT AFFECTS YOUR FLAT, YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO BY THE “WAKING

WATCH” WARDENS OR THE FIRE BRIGADE, OR IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT.

 

RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP TO EVACUATE IN AN EMERGENCY,

PLEASE NOTIFY THE MANAGING AGENT IMMEDIATELY ON 01329

221199 OR manager@aqportsmouth.co.uk

05 October2018

Printable version of Fire Action Notice 2018
FIRE ACTION NOTICE
If a fire breaks out in your apartment:              

1.  Leave the room where the fire is straight away and close the door.

2.  Tell everyone in your home, get them to leave and close the front door

of your flat behind you.

3.  Do not stay behind to try and put the fire out.

4.  Call the Fire Service – dial 999.

5.  Wait outside away from the building.

If you see or hear of a fire in another part of the building:

The building is designed to contain a fire in the flat where it starts, which means it will usually be safe for you to stay in your own flat if the fire is elsewhere.

However, you must leave immediately if smoke or heat affects your flat or if you are told to do so by the Fire Service.

1.  If you are in any doubt, get out.

2.  Call the Fire Service – dial 999.

3.  When the operator answers, give your telephone number and ask for

FIRE.

4.  When the Fire Service reply, give the address where the fire is.

5.  Do not end the call until the Fire Service has repeated the address

correctly.

WE REMIND ALL RESIDENTS TO ENSURE THAT THEY AND THEIR GUESTS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THEIR MEANS OF ESCAPE
DO NOT TAKE RISKS

DO NOT COLLECT PERSONAL BELONGINGS

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TACKLE THE FIRE

DO NOT USE THE LIFTS

Printable version of Fire Action Notice 2018

Window cleaning

To all residents

Please be advised that all communal windows are scheduled to be cleaned inside and out, next week Monday 24th– Friday 28th September. Will all Admiralty Tower residents also note their windows are cleaned by abseilers descending down the outside of the building, so please be aware if a stranger appears unexpectedly at the window or balcony door!!

 

Urgent – Fire Evacuation Procedure

U R G E N T   N O T I C E

TO ALL RESIDENTS

DATED WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST 2018

Please note that with IMMEDIATE EFFECT it is required that an evacuation procedure (rather than the present stay put procedure) be put in place for the building whilst the work to the ceilings and riser cupboards is being carried out.

Please be aware that if there is a fire in the building you should evacuate the building by the nearest safe exit.

This is upon request of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service who visited the building today.

For your safety – please ensure you read this Notice before you retire to bed tonight!

AQ Works February 2018

TO ALL LEASEHOLDERS AND RESIDENTS

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE VARIOUS WORKS BEING CARRIED OUT IN THE COMMUNAL HALLWAYS AND LANDINGS OVER THE NEXT 3-6 MONTHS, WHICH START ON MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY AND WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

ADDITIONAL FIRE STOPPING IN ALL COMMUNAL HALLWAYS- the works will include

  • Protective carpet covering and holes cut in ceiling above all flat front doors in preparation
  • Fire stopping installed above all flat front doors and communal riser cupboards
  • Fire stopping around lift doors
  • Intumescent strips/drop down seals to all communal riser cupboard doors & fire doors
  • Inspection hatches installed above front doors, making good and clearing up
  • Each landing/hallway may take a couple of weeks depending on location
  • Work will start in Admiralty Tower (preparation has already started), then Gloucester, Brunswick and Marlborough Houses before progressing through Queen Anne to Richmond House (including the smaller blocks underneath) and then the Cross Street blocks

EXTERNAL MASONRY REPAIRS AROUND PODIUM GARDEN

  • Scheduled to start around Spring when the fire stopping has been finished
  • The relevant work areas will be cordoned off with H&S measures in place
  • We will be in contact with those properties affected nearer the time

EXTERNAL CAPPING REPAIRS/SEALING IN IDENTIFIED AREAS

  • Scheduled to start around early Spring
  • We will be in contact with those properties affected by damp ingression to arrange access nearer the time

If you have any questions, please contact the Concierge desk on 07825 600121 concierge@aqportsmouth.co.uk or managing agents on manager@aqportsmouth.co.uk

Thank you

08 February 2018

 

Thank you

 

08 February 2018

Car park gate repair works

The car park gate repair works are starting Monday 8 January 2018, so please note the following schedule and access/exit arrangements while the works are being carried out and take extra care.

ENTRANCE GATE REPAIRS

  • START DATE- Monday 8 January 2018.
  • TIMESCALE- circa 5 working days (8am-4.30pm, Monday 8 to Friday 12 January).
  • WORKS- repair gates and installation of new safety edges.
  • VEHICULAR ACCESS- access to the car park will remain open at all times during the Entrance gate repairs works but via one lane only while the other lane is fenced/closed off to allow work on the adjacent gate. The Exit gateway will remain unaffected while work on the Entrance gates is being carried out.

EXIT GATEWAY AND GATE REPAIRS

  • START DATE- 15 January 2018
  • TIMESCALE- circa 10-15 working days (starting 8am Monday 15 January).
  • WORKS- the gates/posts will be removed Monday 15 January in readiness for work on the brick wall/lintel starting Tuesday 16.
  • VEHICULAR EXIT- the Exit gateway will be closed completely during the brick wall/lintel repair works and all vehicular exit will be solely through the Entrance gateway with diversion signs in place. Fobs will still be used to enter as per normal and exit will be managed between the car park manager, duty Concierge and managing agents.
  • Once the wall/lintel has been rebuilt and the gates/posts reinstalled, the Exit gateway will be reopened while the gate repair work is being carried out but again, only one lane will be open to allow work on the opposite gate.

PLEASE NOTE– THE ENTRANCE GATEWAY WILL BE USED FOR ALL VEHICULAR ACCESS AND EXIT WHILE THE EXIT GATEWAY IS CLOSED (one lane for access and the other for exit), SO PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL OF THE TEMPORARY 2 WAY TRAFFIC DURING THE REPAIR WORKS.

Lastly, these works are scheduled to be carried out during working hours only (8am-5pm) on  weekdays only, so car park access/exit will be as normal overnight and at weekends.

Admiralty Quarter Access Fobs

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL LEASEHOLDERS AND RESIDENTS

 

ADMIRALTY QUARTER ACCESS FOBS

  • The Net2 Access fob system has been re-programmed out of necessity
  • Switchover date to the new programme is set for Monday 25 September
  • Fobs currently used on the existing programme will continue to work until Monday 25 September
  • All fobs will need to be re-programmed before Monday 25 September and if not, access will be blocked after switchover until re-programmed
  • Please visit Concierge desk for fobs to be re-programmed in readiness

 

PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED USE OF EACH FOB TYPE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Standard fobs (small pear shaped)- will only provide access to/from each individual resident’s block, including front door, garden door, bin store and car park doors where appropriate- they will NOT be programmed to access the car park
  • Car Park fobs (Proximity)- will be needed to access the car park but will only be programmed for those with a parking bay as defined in their lease
  • Only one Proximity fob will be programmed per car parking bay
  • Contact the managing agent (manager@aqportsmouth.co.uk) to replace broken/lost fobs,

 

USE OF CAR PARKS

  • Only residents allocated a car parking bay as defined in their lease, will be allowed programmed access to the relevant car park
  • Do not use the private car park if your apartment does not have a parking space allocated in your lease
  • Anti-pass back is installed in the car park access programme to stop abuse by those trying to park more than one car, so car park users must ensure they always fob in and fob out when accessing and exiting the car park
  • Parking Management is in force and offenders will be ticketed and fined
  • Leaseholders, residents and their guests will receive a significant discount if requiring parking in the ground floor public car park- please arrange with the car park manager’s office direct

Fire Action Notice

Can all AQ leaseholders and residents please ensure they are familiar with the Fire Action Notice on this website and print off a copy for their own records.

Please also take time to read and action the 2017 important notice to all residents below (a printable copy of this can be found on the Fire Action page).

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS

PLEASE ACTION THE FOLLOWING FROM THE 2017 FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT:

 APARTMENT FRONT DOORS

  • CHECK MINIMUM 30 MINUTE FIRE RESISTANT (DETAILS STAMPED ON TOP EDGE/LEAF OF DOOR- IE: FD 30).
  • CHECK DOOR SELF-CLOSES FULLY INTO FRAME UNAIDED.
  • CHECK DOOR/FRAME FITTED WITH INTUMESCENT HEAT & SMOKE SEALS.
  • IF YOUR DOOR “FAILS” ANY OF THE ABOVE, GET IT REPAIRED IMMEDIATELY.

INSIDE APARTMENTS

  • TEST SMOKE & HEAT ALARMS WEEKLY- CHANGE BACK-UP BATTERIES REGULARLY.
  • SEEK ADVICE ABOUT INSTALLING FIRE BLANKETS IN KITCHEN IN LINE WITH CURRENT GUIDANCE.

COMMUNAL AREAS

COMMUNAL HALLWAYS, LANDINGS AND STAIRWELLS MUST BE KEPT CLEAR AT ALL TIMES.

THE COMMUNAL RISER CUPBOARDS ARE NOT FOR THE USE OF RESIDENTS.

RESIDENTS NEEDING HELP IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY

THOSE WHO NEED HELP, PLEASE PROVIDE THE MANAGING AGENTS WITH APARTMENT ADDRESS AND REASON, SO THE FIRE FILE CAN BE UPDATED.  PLEASE CONTACT DANIELLS HARRISON ON 01329 221199 OR EMAIL DETAILS TO manager@aqportsmouth.co.uk

 

EACH APARTMENT AND COMMUNAL AREA IS DESIGNED AS A SEPARATE COMPARTMENT TO CONTAIN A FIRE FOR A MINIMAL PERIOD OF TIME- FAILURE TO TAKE SENSIBLE PRECAUTIONS AS ABOVE WILL COMPROMISE THE DESIGNED FIRE STRATEGY AND THEREFORE, THE SAFETY OF RESIDENTS.

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