Fire Safety Officers

Request Id: 1198
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How many fire safety officers have you employed for each of the last five years? How much has this cost the authority in each of the last five years? How many fire safety audits have you completed over each of the last five years? Of these how many resulted in improvement and enforcement notices? Can you narrow those numbers down to properties over four stories or 18m or more (if possible within cost limits, else please ignore)? If possible within the cost limits, can you tell me how many buildings have been identified with ACM cladding similar to that used on the Grenfell Tower? How many of them were audited in the last year and how many received improvement or enforcement notices?

Answer

How many fire safety officers have you employed for each of the last five years?

Please see below number of fulltime equivalent fire safety officers employed by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service over the last 5 years. Since 2012 we have consistently employed 26 FTE Fire Safety Officers.

Additionally we employ 3 Business safety advocates, their role is to provide business safety advice and support businesses, but they do not carry out fire safety audits or enforce the fire safety order. 

The breakdown is Watch Managers - 9 - £407,709 per year Fire Safety Inspecting Officers/Fire Safety Tech Officers - 17 - £623,681 per year I can confirm that all of the above inspect commercial premises and carry out fire Safety Audits.

How much has this cost the authority in each of the last five years? 

£1.03 million average per year.

How many fire safety audits have you completed over each of the last five years? 11082 Of these how many resulted in improvement and enforcement notices?

1153

Can you narrow those numbers down to properties over four stories or 18m or more (if possible within cost limits, else please ignore)?

106 and 22

If possible within the cost limits, can you tell me how many buildings have been identified with ACM cladding similar to that used on the Grenfell Tower? How many of them were audited in the last year and how many received improvement or enforcement notices?

1, 1, 1



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