A SAFETY review in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy revealed there are no fire alarms fitted at a Johnstone tower block.

Renfrewshire Council chiefs insist a new system will be operational by the end of next month at Provost Close, in Johnstone town centre.

Since the West London tower burned down in June, the council has worked with Scottish Fire and Rescue (SFRS) to review safety at all 14 of its high-rise buildings.

“Grenfell-style” cladding, pinpointed as a key factor in the tragedy, is not on any of the 14 blocks but Provost Close is one of five sites which will get a new energy-efficient insulation system, due to cladding “nearing the end of its lifecycle.”

George Court, Nethercraigs Court, Maxwellton Court and Gleniffer Court, all of which are in Paisley, will also be re-clad.

At George Court, material found on the balcony enclosures is to be removed as a priority.

Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of Renfrewshire’s communities, housing and planning policy board, said: “Since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, we have immediately carried out detailed inspections and have been taking every available step to ensure the ongoing safety of residents and tenants.”

All council flats are fitted with hard-wire smoke alarms and 60-minute fire resistant doors. Daily fire safety inspections are also carried out by caretaking staff.

Drop-in fire safety sessions were held at each block with council housing services staff and SFRS officers.

Cllr McGurk added: “I would like to reassure all residents we will continue to take all action required to ensure our properties provide a safe environment for years to come.”

A drop-in for George Court residents will take place on Friday, from 10am to noon, at the council’s George Street Service.