Building safety activity
The building safety activities are organised in cooperation by the residents, Heka staff and rescue authorities with the aim of ensuring the safety and functionality of each residential building and yard area.
In Heka properties, the building safety activities are led by the building safety officers and the safety team.
The resident meeting elects the building safety officer and a deputy. Moreover, a caretaker and deputy are selected for the civil defence shelter of each property.
The regional safety teams are assembled from the safety officers of the locations. There can be several safety teams in the areas. The decisions on the operating area and composition of each safety team are made by Heka. Every safety team elects a team leader from among its members.
In any safety questions, you should primarily contact the safety officer of your building. If one has not been elected, you can present your questions to the person in charge of safety at Heka. As a general rule, however, you should submit defect notifications through Heka’s website or by calling your property’s defect notification number.
Together with Heka’s safety personnel, the safety team is tasked with ensuring the practical implementation of the safety arrangements of properties. The team’s duties include the following:
- taking part in the preparation and maintenance of rescue plans
- safety walk downs and reports on them
- participating on self-assessment
- developing safety matters
- reporting and notifying on safety matters
- preparing an action plan and annual report each year
- making proposals that promote building safety.
The purpose of the safety walk downs is to support self-assessment. Read the fire safety self-assessment guide (in Finnish).
Heka always bears the responsibility for fulfilling the property owner’s statutory responsibilities.
The property manager of each location is the person responsible for maintaining the rescue plan.
The names of the appointed building safety officers, civil defence shelter caretakers and safety officer are posted on the property’s noticeboard for information.