Fire Safety Advice

The safety of our residents and visitors is of the utmost importance to us. Please see Essex Fire and Rescue, home safety advice for more information. 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss fire safety at your home or block, please get in touch with your Tenancy Services Officer by calling us on 0800 833160.  Alternatively you can find the contact details for your Tenancy Officer and email them directly.

Free home safety visits can be booked by calling Essex County Fire and Rescue Service on 0300 3030088 or via the online form at

For specific information regarding fire safety in high rise buildings, please visit High Rise Accomodation (

The Home Office has released a new leaflet on fire safety for people living in flats, landlords and those responsible for residential buildings. 

Fire Safety Downloads

A mailing was sent to all tenants of flats in January 2023 containing fire safety information, in order to meet the requirements of the Fire Safety Act 2021.

Electronic versions of these documents are available for download here:

Be Fire Safe Campaign

View our recent fire safety campaign materials here. They aim to:

Be Fire Safe logo with flame

  • Prevent
  • Prepare
  • Advise
  • Reassure

BBQ Risk Assessment

Click the link to download a  BBQ Risk Assessment prepared by our Fire Safety Manager, to help you and your family stay safe this summer.

Product Recalls

Make sure that the electrical appliances in your house are not hazardous. For an up-to-date list of the latest product recalls and safety notices please view the Electrical Safety First website here

Fire Safety Awareness

Our Fire Safety Awareness seminar is delivered by Graham Hart, the Fire Safety Manager at South Essex Homes.

The video below is a recording of the seminar being delivered to one of our Sheltered Housing Schemes. Some of the information is tailored for these schemes, however, the general fire prevention information remains accurate for all tenants.