Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate - Fire Safety Enforcement in Crown Premises
The Chief Inspector is the enforcing authority under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 in respect of civil Crown premises.
**Interim Arrangements - October 2012**
As part of the reform of the fire and rescue services in Scotland, enforcement responsibility for civil Crown premises will fall to the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service from the time of its inception (currently scheduled for 1 April 2013). It will be for the new service to determine what policies and procedures it adopts in relation to enforcement of fire safety law in Scotland. However, until the new service is up and running, the Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Authorities (CIFRA) will remain the enforcing authority for premises where the Crown is a duty holder.
Interim arrangements are now in place to cover the period leading up to the establishment of the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Accordingly, two officers from Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have been appointed (under the provision of Section 61 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005) to act as enforcement officers for CIFRA. The two officers concerned both operate across Scotland on behalf of CIFRA.
During this period, certain aspects of CIFRA’s existing enforcement policy will be subject to modification and the policy document therefore has been withdrawn. A copy of the 'Enforcement Policy' published in January 2009 is available in the Archive section of this website.
The Scottish Government has detailed information about the legislation and practical guidance for dutyholders which is available on the Firelaw website.
Page updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012