Notice of Deficiencies
Inspections with no or nominal (less serious) fire safety deficiencies would include those where a small number of less serious contraventions are found (e.g. obstructed fire alarm call points, poor housekeeping or lack of record keeping), without any previous history. If the management approach is acceptable and the responsible person demonstrates a willingness to take responsibility for fire safety measures then the following procedure should be adopted:
On completion of an audit based inspection, (or a specific inspection in the case of a complaint), where the premises is found to be in order. No further action on site may be required by the inspector.
- Where only less serious fire safety deficiencies exist and the indicated enforcement, in accordance with the Enforcement Management Model (EMM) is to educate and inform, the best practice advice given shall be confirmed in writing to the responsible person using a notification of fire safety deficiencies wherever possible.
- In respect to large organisations, a copy of the notification of fire safety deficiencies may also be sent to the legally responsible person (company secretary etc).A follow-up visit may be considered unnecessary.
Where fire safety deficiencies are found which are dealt with during the course of the inspection this will be documents and placed on file.
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