New Technology (Supplementary) [3]

Session date: 
December 2, 2015
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ron Dobson (Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, London Fire Brigade)


Andrew Boff AM:  On the subject of safety, on 25 November 2015 there was a fire at a tyre shop in Walpole Road, N17.  This shop has now reopened.  Is it standard practice for there to be an investigation or an inspection subsequent to an incident and could you write to me and say whether or not there has been an inspection of these particular premises?  The reason I chase this with you is that there have been some concerns from local residents for a considerable period but they do not seem to be getting any joy from Haringey Council with regard to this.  I am hoping you can provide them with some more comfort. 

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Answer for New Technology (Supplementary) [3]

Answer for New Technology (Supplementary) [3]

Answered By: 
Ron Dobson (Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, London Fire Brigade)

Ron Dobson CBE QFSM (Commissioner for Fire and Emergency Planning, LFB):  After every significant fire there is, firstly, a post‑fire audit, which is where our fire safety officers attend the premises to see whether or not there are any breaches of fire safety regulations.  We also carry out a fire investigation as to how the fire started and there is also a debrief of our crews to make sure we took the right action when we got there to the fire.  I am more than happy to write to you with some of that detail.