Fire Safety in Your Home Survey (July 2020)

Closed 28 Jul 2020

Opened 22 Jul 2020


Why are we doing this survey?

The Government has launched several studies to improve how landlords communicate fire safety information to residents living in blocks of flats.  The study will look at your understanding of what to do in the event of a fire and how that might be improved by using different channels or styles of communication. The results will help shape Sheffield City Council’s and the Government’s future strategies on communicating fire safety information to residents.

Who is taking part in the survey?

The Council is asking a small number of Sheffield residents living in council housing or student accommodation to complete the survey. We are focussing on those residents who live in blocks of flats. However, if you have not been invited to take part but wish to do so you can scroll to the bottom of this page and click the online survey link.

What do I need to do if I have agreed to take part?

The study consists of two 15 minute surveys. We’d be delighted if you agreed to take part in the first survey by clicking the online survey link at the bottom of this page.

Upon completion of the first survey you will be given access to either:

  • a leaflet explaining what to do in the event of a fire;
  • a video explaining what to do in the event of a fire;
  • none of the above.

You will then be asked to complete the second survey the following week.

The purpose of this is to understand how people respond to different styles of communication.

Which Fire & Rescue Services are you working with?

The leaflets and videos we’re testing have been produced by the London Fire Brigade, but the advice applies across the country. 

How will you use my data?

We’ll need to collect some personal data (for example on age, disability and how your household is made up) to identify trends in the responses. We’ll also need to collect personal data including your full name and address. This is solely to track participation over the course of the study and will not be linked to your responses, other than to address any specific fire safety concerns.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Council Housing