Fire Prevention: Prosecutions:Written question - 211166

Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 22 January 2019
Home Office
Fire Prevention: Prosecutions
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions there have been in the last five years for failing to complete annual checks on fire dampers; and how many of those prosecutions have been successful.
Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 30 January 2019

The Home Office has responsibility for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which requires that any facilities, equipment and devices provided to safeguard the safety of relevant persons, such as fire dampers, are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

The Home Office holds data on the number of prosecutions leading to conviction related to a failure to comply with Article 17 of the FSO which covers maintenance generally. We do not hold any data specifically relating to fire dampers.

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