The Environment and Safety Information Act 1988

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This Act requires the Fire and Rescue Service and other local authorities to maintain a register of notices served concerning health, safety and environmental protection and for related purposes.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service contributes to a national register containing details of notices issued under fire safety legislation; the register is available for public inspection without charge on the Chief Fire Officers Association website (registration required).

The register will be updated 14 days after the expiry of the statutory appeal period which is currently 21 days. If an appeal is lodged the notice would be entered within 14 days of the final decision. No entry would be made if a notice is overturned by the courts.

Notices will stay on the register for at least 3 years. For details of notices that have been removed from the public register having passed the statutory minimum period, a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 must be made. Details of how you can make a freedom of information request can be found in the Freedom of Information section.

Each entry in the register shall state sufficient particulars to convey the substance of the notice to which it relates.


Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 - Definitions of Notices Definitions of notices

A notice may be served on the responsible person:

Alterations Notice:
Where 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).
Enforcement Notice:
Where the Fire and Rescue Authority is of the opinion that the responsible person or other person mentioned in Article 5(3) of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, has failed to comply with any provision of that Order.
Prohibition Notice:
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 all or parts of the premises until the specified matters have been remedied.

louise [dot] goodhead [at] shropshirefire [dot] gov [dot] uk (Louise Goodhead)
Information Officer

Telephone: 01743 260 200