Visits to buildings with stay put suspended (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1346
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How often do London Fire Brigade crews visit buildings where stay put is suspended?

Answer

Visits to buildings with stay put suspended (1)

Visits to buildings with stay put suspended (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Fire Brigade crews are informed when a premises on their station ground has a change of evacuation strategy, moving from stay put to simultaneous evacuation. Crews are provided with advice and guidance in relation to visiting the premises and ensuring that the waking watch is in place and functioning as per National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) guidance. Each watch on the station is directed to carry out familiarisation visits to the property and meet with the waking watch. For the first month this is at a rate of one visit per watch each week; from the second month onwards, this moves to two visits per month.