Cladding Fire Safety Statement 

 

Precautionary review of fire safety arrangements

Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in London the University conducted a precautionary review of the fire safety arrangements of our residential building stock over 18 metres tall.

We are confident that all of the fire strategies in place for our accommodation buildings, owned and leased, are robust and we have not found any Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) Reynobond – the material which has been linked to the spread of the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Third party accommodation providers

We are aware that the majority of our students do not live in University owned or leased properties.

As such we have asked Liverpool Student Homes, of which the University is a member, to engage with their registered private providers to establish whether any of their buildings have ACM Reynobond cladding.

This review, which is focusing on UoL student preferred properties, is on-going and is expected to be concluded shortly. Once complete we will provide you with an update.

Fire safety

All of our residential buildings have a robust fire management strategy which is highly sophisticated and ensures that the safety of students is carefully managed. All owned accommodation is managed 24/7 with additional assistance provided by our campus support staff.

However, it is sensible for all building users to ensure they are familiar with local fire safety arrangements and evacuation routes. 

If you discover a fire please raise the alarm in the building via a red break glass call point and call campus support staff on 2222.