Simultaneous evacuation

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6268
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The most recent statement from London Fire Brigade reports 159 residential buildings in London currently have simultaneous evacuation. In 37 of these, the reason is something other than ACM-type flammable cladding. Please provide a breakdown of the reasons for the simultaneous evacuation policy being applied in these 37 properties.

Answer

Simultaneous evacuation

Simultaneous evacuation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Simultaneous evacuation has been put in place as a temporary measure for a number of buildings for issues relating to failings in the general fire precautions. These have failings have included breaches in compartmentation, issues relating to the standard and/or condition of fire doors, construction type e.g. large panel construction and suitability and sufficiency of the fire risk assessments.