What is the public register?
Cleveland Fire Brigade visits and inspects a range of premises as part of our work to keep you safe in the workplace. If we discover problems that could make premises unsafe, we can take action to ensure the responsible person for the premises solves these problems. This includes issuing legal notices, which require the responsible person to take specific action, usually within a specified time, to ensure the premises are safe.
As an enforcing authority of fire safety legislation, Cleveland Fire Brigade is required by law (the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988) to maintain a public register which gives some information about these notices.
Notices included on the register are:
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
- Prohibition/Restriction notices:
Where the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that the risk to persons in case of fire, is so serious it will be necessary for the Authority to prohibit or restrict the use of parts of the premises until the specified matters have been remedied.
- Enforcement notices:
Where the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that the responsible person or other person mentioned in Article 5(3) has failed to comply with any provision of the Fire Safety Order.
- Alterations notices:
An alteration notice may be served on the responsible person if the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that any structural alterations being made to the premises will constitute a serious risk to relevant persons (whether due to features of the premises, their use, and any hazard present or any other circumstances).
How the public register works
All notices served under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 by Cleveland Fire Brigade will be recorded on our Public Register in accordance with the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988. The register is available for public inspection via our website and in addition will be available for inspection at reasonable hours, without charge, at our Headquarters in Hartlepool.
How long is information held for?
Information relating to notices served will be available on the register within 14 days of expiry of the 21 day statutory appeal period. Where an appeal is made, a notice will not be recorded on the register until a decision on the appeal is final. In cases where the notice is overturned, no entry on the register will be made.
Any entries in the register which relate to a notice shall be kept in the register for a period of not less than three years from the date on which the notice was served.
The information held on the public register is managed by the Fire Engineering department of Cleveland Fire Brigade.
Public Register of Notices
To search the register please click here.