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19th April, 2018 - 8:14am: At 08:14 One crew from Swindon fire station attending reports of alarm...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 10:48pm: Two crews from Chippenham attended a vehicle fire on the M4, adjacent ...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 9.21pm: One pump from Trowbridge attended a report of a car fire on County Way...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 9.00pm: One pump from Westbourne attended a report of a bin on fire on Banks R...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 5:38pm: Salisbury attended a car fire on the Netheravon Road at Figheldean. Th...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 3.40pm : Swindon- A crew from Swindon attended a tree on fire in the park near ...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 2.03pm: Bournemouth- Crews from Redhill, Westbourne and Poole along with the r...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 11:05am : One fire appliances from Mere attended a car fire just off the A303 on...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 10.13am: Poole- Crews from Poole and Redhill attended a domestic fire on Melbur...Read more

18th April, 2018 - 7.53am: Bournemouth- A crew from Springbourne attended a bin fire on Southbour...Read more

Principles of enforcement

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is tasked with seeing that people are safe in case of fire, and believes that deaths and injuries caused by fire in regulated premises are preventable if the right measures are taken. We will engage and work with business in preference to enforcing fire safety standards

Fire safety regulation is founded on the principle that people should be kept safe in case of fire. We regulate to help secure this safety and, through our regulation, we aim to provide a consistently high quality service to those we regulate.

Non-compliance with fire safety law will mean that, in our view, people are at risk in case of fire. Where we identify people at risk in case of fire, we will respond proportionately, taking account of the likelihood and severity of the risk, in line with our service standards.

We believe in firm but fair enforcement of fire safety standards. We aim to achieve this by:

We will have regard to the Regulators’ Code when developing the policies and procedures that guide our regulatory activities. We will encourage and promote fire safety while minimising the associated costs of providing safety from fire. By fostering good relationships with our business community and by working with them, we can improve public safety andĀ business resilience, and remove any unnecessary burdens of complying with fire safety law.

In the most serious cases of danger in case of fire, we will take immediate and decisive action to secure safety, for example by serving a prohibition notice that can stop people from using the premises.

The Regulators’ Code, produced following the Hampton Report on administrative burdens, aims to promote efficient and effective approaches to regulatory inspection and enforcement, improving the outcome of regulation without imposing unnecessary burdens.

The principles we aim to apply are:

Compliance with the Regulators’ Code will lead to increased responsiveness and targeting of our regulatory functions and help improve our service and support to business.

We will follow the principles of the Enforcement Management Model (EMM), which is produced by the Health & Safety Executive and is widely regarded as ‘best practice’ guidance for developing consistency and fairness in the application of regulatory programs, inspections and outcomes.

Where the prosecution of offences is considered to be appropriate, we will follow the Crown Prosecution Serviceā€™s Code for Crown Prosecutors to ensure that we make fair and consistent decisions and that every case is considered on its own merits.

 

 

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