How to escape from a high level building
- You should still get a smoke alarm for your own home, even if there is a warning system in the block.
- As with all buildings, you should plan and practise an escape route. It is easy to get confused in smoke, so count how many doors you need to go through to reach the stairs.
- Avoid using lifts and balconies if there is a fire.
- Check there is nothing in the corridors or stairways that could catch fire – like boxes or rubbish. Make sure doors to stairways are not locked.