Fire safety audits since Grenfell

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3272
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

London Fire Brigade has said they have conducted more than 1100 fire safety audits to buildings with flammable cladding since June 2017. Other than flammable cladding, what fire safety issues have been identified by these audits?

Answer

Fire safety audits since Grenfell

Fire safety audits since Grenfell

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The audits carried out by London Fire Brigade have included an audit of the general fire precautions. This includes a review of the fire risk assessment, training records, maintenance records and a physical sampling of those areas to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies. The most common issues arising have been in relation to breaches of compartmentation, defects relating to fire doors and no or lack of a sufficient and suitable fire risk assessment. Where such issues have been found the responsible person for the premises has been informed. In more serious cases, an enforcement notice has been issued including a schedule for remediation.