Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for enforcing fire safety regulations.
Our Protection Officers carry out regular premises inspections to make sure business meet the required safety standards. Protection Officers have legal powers which give them the right to enter a premises and require you to produce relevant documentation for fire safety.
If premises don't meet 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:
- view our fire safety risk assessment form (PDF, 140KB)
- read a press release about the prosecution of Direct Furniture Ltd
- For more information call the Business Support Team on 01473 260588 and ask for the Duty Fire Safety Officer.