Tai Tarian Safety Campaign to Keep Communal Areas Clear

Wed 04 Oct 2017

Hazards in Communal Areas

Tai Tarian is set to launch a new campaign aimed at keeping its tenants safe in their homes.

From this week, the housing provider will be visiting its blocks of flats around Neath Port Talbot advising residents of the dangers of storing items in communal areas. 

As part of the campaign staff will deliver leaflets to all flats highlighting the dangers.  They will also add tags to any items they see in the communal areas, advising tenants that they must be removed.

Amongst the items regularly found in communal areas are pushchairs, bikes, toys, plants, door mats, rubbish bags and furniture, although any item left outside a flat has the potential to cause an obstruction or be considered a fire hazard.

Claire Michael, Tenancy Relations Manager at Tai Tarian said:
“As a responsible landlord, we have a legal duty to ensure our properties are safe, and that includes keeping all communal areas clear.

Although we do have the right to remove any items ourselves from communal areas, we would really value the co-operation of our tenants in ensuring that they are stored within their flats.  Doing so will make their block a much safer place in which to live.”

Group Manager David Hancock, Head of Business Fire Safety at Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said:
“We fully support Tai Tarian’s campaign to make their flats safer.  Having items left in communal areas is a very real danger which can increase the risk of fire, obstruct people as they leave during an emergency or hamper the fire service if we need to deal with an incident.  Therefore, we would appeal to all tenants in the blocks to work with Tai Tarian in keeping these areas clear.”