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The Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for enforcing fire safety regulations
Our Protection Officers carry out regular premises inspections to make sure they meet the required safety standards.
Protection Officers have legal powers which give them the right to enter a premise and require you to produce relevant documents for fire safety.
Inspections follow our Enforcement Policy Statement (PDF, 161KB).
All notices served under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service will be recorded on a Public Register in accordance with the Environmental and Safety Information Act 1988. The register is available for view by following the link NFCC Enforcement Register. A hard copy of the register is available for public inspection by prior arrangement, at a convenient time, at our offices at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX.
Information relating to notices served will be available on the register within 14 days 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 will be made.
If a premises does not meet the requirements of the Fire Safety Order 2005, we can issue one of three notices.
Alterations Notice (Article 29)
An alterations notice is issued if any major alterations to the premises will cause a serious risk to the people who use it.
Enforcement Notice (Article 30)
An enforcement notice is issued if the premises and it's fire safety measures do not comply with any provision of the Fire Safety Order
Prohibition Notice (Article 31)
A prohibition notice is issued if there is a serious risk of fire and we need to prohibit or restrict the use of all, or parts of the premises.
Appeal an enforcement notice
You can appeal an enforcement notice under Article 35 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. There will be instructions on how to appeal attached to your notice
We would like to resolve any issues you have with an enforcement notice without engaging in a legal process. You should contact us on 01473 260 588 to discuss your concerns before beginning an appeals process.