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TfL fire hazards (1)

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

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

For each station on the London Underground and London Overground networks, how many a) notices of deficiency and b) enforcement notices have been received from London Fire Brigade in each year from 2010 to the present?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Please find attached the information requested.

Safety is Transport for London’s (TfL’s) top priority and it has stringent regulations and standards in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

TfL works very closely with the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to identify any issues relating to fire safety. The LFB carries out well over 100 unannounced inspections on London Underground stations every year to identify any potential issues. The majority of these do not result in any action. On a small number of occasions the LFB has taken action, such as issuing TfL with a Notice of Fire Deficiency or an Enforcement Notice.

In these instances, TfL works in close collaboration with the LFB to understand the issues identified and address them quickly. Lessons from the LFB’s action are shared to ensure they are adopted across all stations. This is part of the rigorous management regime which has contributed to TfL’s good safety record.