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Visits to buildings with stay put suspended (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 16th March 2020.

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How often do London Fire Brigade crews visit buildings where stay put is suspended?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

London Fire Brigade crews are informed when a premises on their station ground has a change of evacuation strategy, moving from stay put to simultaneous evacuation. Crews are provided with advice and guidance in relation to visiting the premises and ensuring that the waking watch is in place and functioning as per National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) guidance. Each watch on the station is directed to carry out familiarisation visits to the property and meet with the waking watch. For the first month this is at a rate of one visit per watch each week; from the second month onwards, this moves to two visits per month.