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PE01719: Review of fire safety stay-put policy

Housing Planning

Petitioner: Rachel Gibson on behalf of tenants Gartcraigs Road, G431AA


Closing Date for Online Petition: 08 May 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to to review the current ‘stay-put’ policy as it applies to the fire strategy for existing multi-storey residential buildings

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1. Do you agree that it should it be a policy rule that tenants in high-rise flats are told immediately when a fire is spreading in their building so that they do not ‘stay put’ in ignorance?

2. Would you stay in your flat in a high-rise building if you knew that fire was spreading from one of the other flats, even if this was several floors away from your flat?


Stay Put policy is not sufficient. Tighter regulations need to be adopted to ensure another tragedy does not occur

David Gibson

16:36 on 16 Apr 2019

Tighter regulations are needed to ensure another tragedy does not occur. Stay Put is not sufficient!

David Gibson

16:32 on 16 Apr 2019

It's human nature to flee danger,and I don't think this has changed whether it be high rise flats or garden shed.

John macdonald

15:27 on 15 Apr 2019

A proper review of the stay put policy is long overdue.

Marian Mitchell

20:26 on 14 Apr 2019

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