Audits are carried out following nationally agreed guidelines so that any advice given to you is consistent and proportionate to any risk in your premises.
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Inspectors carry out audits in a fair and open manner in accordance with the NIFRS Enforcement Policy.
Fire Safety Inspectors are issued with an identity card and a written warrant from the Chief Fire Officer which will be shown to you on request. This warrant gives the Inspector the power to enforce fire safety duties as detailed above.
During the audit the Inspector will ask to view the following documents, where applicable to your premises:
Fire Risk Assessment
Fire Precautions Log Book
Records of Staff Training and Fire Drills
Records of Testing and Maintenance of Firefighting Equipment (Extinguishers)
Records of Testing and Maintenance of all Fire Safety Systems including Fire Alarms, Emergency Lighting, Sprinkler System, Smoke Ventilation System
Fire Safety Standards Within The Building
As part of the audit, the Inspector may wish to view the fire safety standards in all or part of the building. The Inspector may also wish to talk to members of staff to confirm their level of fire safety awareness.
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