Here you will find advice and guidance on how to keep your business safe from fire.
It’s important that every business:
These templates are intended as a guide only, and may not be suitable for all premises:
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service can issue notices, these are legal documents which must be adhered to. They place restrictions upon, or provide requirements upon the person for whom the notice has been issued.
There are three types of notices we can issue:
This requires the responsible person to notify the service of any proposed changes which may increase risk on the premises. They are issued when we consider the premises constitute a serious risk if changes are made. This does not mean the responsible person has failed to comply with the Regulatory Reform Order 2005.
This is issued where the responsible person has failed to comply with the Regulatory Reform Order 2005. It outlines the corrective measures the responsible person is legally obliged to complete within a set timescale, in order to comply with the law.
This is issued where the use of the premises may constitute an imminent risk of death or serious injury to the persons using them. This may be a restriction of use, or a prohibition of a specific use of all or part of the premises.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is required by the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 to maintain a public enforcement register of notices serviced.
View the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 here.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is required by the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 to maintain a public register of notices serviced.
Notices served on and after 1 April 2009 can be viewed electronically via the Chief Fire Officers' Association website. Notices served prior will be maintained in hard copy at the fire and rescue service headquarters.
PLEASE NOTE: Notices will be held in the register for a period of six years.
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