Fire Prevention: Prosecutions

Home Office written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Selection Committee

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.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

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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