Fire Safety in Care Homes

Reference: 

937

Request detail: 

Dear FOI officer,

I am doing some research into fire safety in care homes. Please can you answer the following for the years 2018 and 2019 so far:

How many compliance checks did the fire service carry out in care homes?

How many of those resulted in no action being taken?

How many of those resulted in written confirmation of work which may be required?

How many of those resulted in action plans being issued?

How many of those resulted in enforcement notices being issued?

How many of those resulted in prohibition notices being issued?

How many care homes had sprinklers fitted?

Please can you give the figures separately for 2018 and 2019.

If you cannot provide answers to all of the above questions, please can you provide answers to the ones you are able to.

Response detail: 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find below the responses to your questions. For the current year the figures are valid up until 13 September 2019.

Please can you answer the following for the years 2018 and 2019 so far:

How many compliance checks did the fire service carry out in care homes?

2018 - 70

2019 - 33

Compliance checks is not a recognised term and could apply to several different types of interactions. For this response, complaints responded to and full fire safety audits have been counted.

How many of those resulted in no action being taken?

2018 - 52

2019 - 24

Action or no action is not defined. The figures here represent where an audit has been undertaken and the general outcome is satisfactory. There may still be some areas which require additional attention but this does not make the premises deficient in terms of its obligations under the Fire Safety Order.

How many of those resulted in written confirmation of work which may be required?

2018 - 14

2019 - 8

These are classified as having a notification of deficiencies letter. It should be noted that premises that are considered as satisfactory may also have additional recommendations attached. These are not included in these figures.

How many of those resulted in action plans being issued?

2018 – 2

2019 - 0

How many of those resulted in enforcement notices being issued?

2018 – Zero

2019 – Zero

How many of those resulted in prohibition notices being issued?

2018  - Zero

2019 – Zero

How many care homes had sprinklers fitted?

2018 - 4

2019 – 1

Homes recorded as having sprinkler systems installed. These may also include other types of Automatic Water Suppression Systems.

Information Released: 

Yes

Received: 

Friday, 23 August, 2019

Responded: 

Friday, 20 September, 2019

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