Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for enforcing fire safety regulations.
Our Protection Officers carry out regular premises inspections to make sure a business meets the required safety standards. Protection Officers have legal powers which give them the right to enter a premise and require you to produce relevant documentation for fire safety.
If premises do not meet the requirements of the Fire Safety Order 2005, we can issue one of 3 notices. We maintain a public register of notices that records all prohibition, restriction or enforcement notices that have been issued by us:
- Alterations notices (Article 29): This will be issued if any major alterations to the premises will cause a serious risk to the people who use it.
- Enforcement notice (Article 30): This will issued if the premises and its fire safety measures do not comply with any provisions of the Fire Safety Order.
- Prohibition notice (Article 31): This will be 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.
To find out more, you can:
- download our fire safety risk assessment form (PDF, 140KB)
- call the Business Support Team on 01473 260588 and ask for the Duty Fire Safety Officer