Demand on fire safety inspection officers (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12197
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many fire safety inspection officers does LFB currently employ and how many does the Brigade predict it needs to deal with future demand?

Answer

Demand on fire safety inspection officers (2)

Demand on fire safety inspection officers (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has an establishment of the equivalent of 152.5 Fire Safety Inspecting Officers. In addition to this, LFB has a number of technical officers in roles such as Engineering, Petroleum, Transport and Business Support who provide assistance and support to underpin the inspection regime. LFB is currently preparing a response to the Government’s consultation for implementing the recommendations of the Hackitt review and providing information to the call for evidence on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that may inform changes to the Order. Once final proposals are agreed, LFB will assess the impact on resources going forward.