The Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) spoke out this weekend to reassure tenants that its properties contain adequate fire safety precautions.

According to the Herald, the statement was made following a blaze in a 1960s-style block of apartments in Camberwell, London which killed six people.

Daily fire safety checks are carried out on multi-storey flats, a GHA spokeswoman told the newspaper, while fire appliances and equipment are tested on a quarterly basis.

"We will, of course, review our procedures - if necessary - in light of the report into the Camberwell fire,"she added.

GHA represents the largest social landlord in Europe. Earlier this year it announced that a flagship programme which saw £56 million worth of Secured by Design doors and windows in thousands of its homes has reduced the number of house break-ins by 26 per cent.

Houses and multi-story flats had the greatest benefits from the scheme and tenants reported they felt safer in their homes and enjoyed lower fuel bills as a result.

Written by John WeeksADNFCR-2002-ID-19252362-ADNFCR

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