Care homes failing fire inspection

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3902
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many care homes inspected for fire safety audits by the London Fire Brigade since the Grenfell fire a) failed and b) passed basic fire safety checks; and in relation to a) what follow up action was taken?

Answer

Care homes failing fire inspection

Care homes failing fire inspection

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Since the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Brigade has carried out audits at 1226 care homes. Of these, 51 received an enforcement notice, 498 received a notice of deficiencies and 677 were found to be broadly compliant. Those that received an enforcement notice and those where the notice of deficiencies pointed to more significant failings were subject to a follow-up visit to ensure the required improvements were made. In all cases, the Responsible Person for the premises is encouraged to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the local fire safety team to ensure sustained and robust fire safety management practices are maintained going forward.