Security gates and grilles fitted on front doors or in shared areas, including walkways, can prevent the emergency services from reaching you quickly in the event of a fire.
Gates and grilles can endanger life because if a fire occurs they can trap people, and prevent or hinder the fire brigade from entering and rescuing those inside.
- Always seek permission from Poplar HARCA before fitting a security gate or grille. We have to remove gates and grilles which we have not given permission for, and will re-charge you for the removal cost
- The London Fire Brigade recommends keeping your gates and grilles unlocked, at all times, when people are at home
- In case a gate or grille is locked by accident, keep a spare key in an agreed location inside your home and make sure all members of your household know where it is.
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