Fire safety inspection officers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3918
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

For 2016/17, 2017/18, and 2018/19 what was the establishment figure of the number of Fire Safety Inspection Officers; how many posts were vacant; and what is the turnover rate?

Answer

Fire safety inspection officers

Fire safety inspection officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows the establishment for Inspecting Officers (IOs), vacancies at end year and turnover rate, by year.

 Year

Establishment for IOs

Vacancies at year end

Turnover rate (%)

2016/17

152.5

11

9.68

2017/18

152.5

18

5.21

2018/191

152.5

13

7.79

1 Year to date

Over the last year a number of technical posts have been created to enhance the delivery of London Fire Brigade’s statutory duties for Regulatory Fire Safety and to support IOs. These include Learning and Development Officers, Quality Assurance, Fire Engineering and how LFB targets risk.