Freedom of information response

Fire inspection

Publication date: 
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Request: 

1. How often the Council has carried out fire inspections in the block of flats numbered 35- 57 Dacre Crescent, Aveley since 2014.

2. I would also like to know if there is legislation which clearly states the responsibilities of councils to regularly carry out a fire inspection in such properties and what this legislation is

Response: 

1. In accordance with the Council Fire Safety Policy, a new fire risk assessment is undertaken on a three year rolling cycle or following any material change to the building, a fire risk assessment was completed in 2015 and a new fire risk assessment has recently been completed in 2019. The council are currently reviewing all actions and recommendations from these fire risk assessments and all required works will be implemented.  

2. Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the biggest single reform of fire safety laws Under the Fire Safety legislation.

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Request reference:
FOI 9589