MORE could be done to prevent fires spreading through Westminster's tower blocks, according to a recent report.
The results of fire risk assessments carried out on each of the 49 high-rise blocks run by Westminster Council's housing arm CityWest Homes show that several recommendations have not yet been carried out.
The tower blocks - defined as buildings of nine storeys or higher - all had assessments between November 2007 and July 2009.
According to information obtained by the Mercury under the Freedom of Information Act, it was recommended that 14 of these blocks should have dry riser mains installed.
Dry risers are water mains used by fire crews in high-rise buildings to pump high quantities of water to help extinguish or prevent the spread of fire.
CityWest Homes now plans to install these dry risers in several blocks on the Churchill Gardens Estate - including Gilbert House, Sullivan House and Shelley House.
During the inspection at Edgson House on the Ebury Bridge Estate, in Pimlico, in April 2008, an order was raised for the fire extinguishers to be tested, but this has not yet been done.
Other recommendations made during fire risk assessments included installing emergency lighting, which needs to be done on blocks on the Warwick and Brindley estates, in Westbourne Green.
The fire risk assessment showed that emergency lighting had not been installed at Brinklow House, Gaydon House, Oversley House, Polesworth House, Princethorpe House and Wilmcote House.
The release of this information follows the fire in Camberwell earlier this year, in which six people were killed.
A CityWest Homes spokeswoman said: "We take the health and safety of our residents extremely seriously and believe we are doing everything we reasonably can to manage the risk of and from fire, and continue to strive to reduce the risk further.
"Some of the measures we have undertaken include: Ensuring all our tenanted units have hard-wired fire detection systems installed; carrying out regular estate inspections to ensure that escape routes are kept free of obstacles and regularly providing information to residents on how to prevent fires."
She added: "We have now completed or reviewed all fire risk assessments for blocks above six storeys and are in the process of putting together an action plan to ensure that any actions are programmed to be completed within a reasonable timescale.
"A fire risk assessment will include whether the block/property requires a dry riser or emergency lighting and will be an assessment of the risk in those premises at that time."