Enforcement Notice – Prohibition Notice – Alterations Notice
The inspecting officers don’t have to issue these notices if their inspection reveals findings that are not too extreme and in some cases they can make a verbal recommendation or issue a deficiencies notice. Whatever the case, the work or their recommendations should be followed through; there are however, opportunities to challenge some of these decisions but it is recommended that help or advice is obtained from a competent person or a fire safety consultant before this action is taken.
This is where there has been a failure to comply with the requirements of the RRFSO. The notice must specify the areas of concern and in some cases may include action to take to resolve the problem.
Something that has to be taken more seriously and which the fire authorities do not issue very often unless the risk is so serious that the use of the premises should be restricted or prohibited. Again, the notice may include details on the how to resolve the problem.
This notice require the ‘responsible person’ to notify the fire authority any changes to their premises that they make because the premises constitutes a serious risk to either people due to the features of the premises or the hazards in or around the premises. The fire service will probably want to view the written ‘significant findings’ and safety arrangements in place and also to supply them with a copy of their fire risk assessment before the changes are made.
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