LBWF and fire hazards in its housing stock: the appalling case of Northwood Tower in Walthamstow (3)

Lest there is anybody out there who still thinks that LBWF’s handling of fire risks at Northwood Tower has been commensurate with its boast that ‘The safety of our residents is always our top priority [emphasis added]’, reproduced below are the overall Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) provided by the assessor Ridge and Partners LLP from 2014 to 2018.

Nobody, of course, would want to live in a property where there was ‘significant potential for serious injury or death’ and ‘improvements should be undertaken urgently’ (as in 2017 and 2018), but most people would baulk, too, at the prospect of living in a property where ‘essential action must be made to reduce the risk’, especially if this conclusion was repeated a year later (as in 2014-2015).

So instead of briefing third parties about the supposed deficiencies of this blog, and spinning that decisive action now has been taken while simultaneosly glossing over the scandals of the very recent past, LBWF urgently should explain why the residents of Northwood Tower were forced to live in both of these perilous situations for so long.

 

FRA carried out on 30/10/14, covering period 30/10/14 to 30/10/15:

Ridge 14-15

 

FRA carried out on17/12/15, covering period 17/12/15 to 16/12/16:

 

Ridge 15-16

 

FRA carried out on 28/06/17, covering period 21/03/17 to 21/03/18:

Ridge 17-18

 

FRA carried out on 06/07/18, covering period 29/06/18 to 29/06/19:

Ridge 18-19

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