Our approach to fire safety

Kensington and Chelsea Council’s approach to fire safety

Following the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire, we recognise local residents have serious concerns about our approach to fire safety. Since the Grenfell Tower Fire, the Council has been working to make sure all our housing meets the most stringent standards of fire safety. We have also been working to rebuild residents’ trust and confidence that their homes are fire safe.

We have been assessing the fire safety of all our properties.  

As fire safety improvements have been identified we have been working with building owners to implement them. Examples of recent fire safety improvement work include our fire safety door programme. We will be performing routine reviews of every flat’s front door with a view to repairing or upgrading them where necessary. This is to make certain that the doors provide the necessary protection in the event of a fire.