Dangers of items stored in stairwells

Not only can items stored in stairwells be a trip hazard causing injury, they can also impede safe evacuation, in the event of an emergency or fire. Items may also be combustible and could add fuel to any fire.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service regularly provide important prevention information and advice on their website including the recent article ‘Edinburgh fire officer warns of the dangers of stairwell fires’

It is important for health and safety, to keep stairwells and other communal areas free from storage.

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