The chart below shows the number of fire safety audits completed and their results over the last five years.
In 2013-14 we completed 1,514 fire safety audits.
Accurate targeting of our activity should ensure all
premises we visit require some form of informal or formal action. If this is
the case then we are making the highest risk properties safer and enabling
those premises that are safer, and who comply with the law, to continue with
their day to day business.
If an inspection
has taken place and the premises is broadly compliant with the requirements
then a satisfactory audit is recorded.
means the premises has received a letter informing them of work that requires
Formal activity would mean that a ‘notice’ had been issued on the premises, (http://www.mawwfire.gov.uk/English/Safety/Business-Fire-Safety/Pages/Public-Register-of-Notices.aspx) this will include a timescale for completion of work and is issued when the areas of non-compliance are more serious than that required of an informal notification.
Notice - despite our efforts to work with the responsible person for a property
to achieve compliance there are still times when, in our professional opinion,
the condition of a building and the lack of fire safety provision mean that
there is a significant risk of death or serious injury to persons within that building
in the case of a fire starting. If this is the case under the fire safety law
we have the power, by the serving of a notice, to prohibit or restrict use of
or access to part or all of the building until it is made safer.