Fire safety enforcement

Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service (on behalf of Cumbria Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority) will enforce all matters relating to fire safety in accordance with the provisions of the statutory legislation for which it has enforcement responsibility.

The Fire and Rescue Service will on all occasions exercise due care and consideration in regard to the use of enforcement powers, and as far as is reasonably practicable, ensure matters are addressed through legislation having primacy in the circumstances.

Enforcement decisions will be made using the enforcement principles embodied in the Enforcement Management Model published by the Health and Safety Executive, which is considered national best practice.

The documents listed below provide all the information a 'responsible person' would require in order to undertake the fire risk assessment process: