Enforcement Public Register

Public Register, Environment and Safety Information Act 1988

All notices served by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will be recorded on our Public Register in accordance with the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988. The register is available for public inspection on our website and at our Service Headquarters at Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall.

Information relating to notices served will be available on the register within 14 days of expiry of the 21 day statutory appeal period. Where an appeal is made, a notice will not be recorded on the register until a decision on the appeal is final. In cases where the notice is overturned, no entry on the register will be made.

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Prosecution and Caution Procedures 2023.pdf
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Definitions of Notices:

Alterations: An alteration notice may be served on the responsible person if the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that any structural alterations being made to the premises will constitute a serious risk to relevant persons (whether due to features of the premises, their use, and any hazard present or any other circumstances).

Enforcement: Where the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that the responsible person or other person mentioned in Article 5(3) has failed to comply with any provision of the Fire Safety Order

Prohibition: Where the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that the risk to persons in case of fire, is so serious it will be necessary for the Authority to prohibit or restrict the use of parts of the premises until the specified matters have been remedied.

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Details of Enforcements
To view details of recent enforcements in the UK, please visit the NFCC website.

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