As part of our work to keep South Yorkshire safe, we visit and inspect a range of premises. 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, we are required by law (the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988) to maintain a public register which gives some information about these notices. Our online register contains details of notices from 1 January 2010 and each entry on the register provides sufficient detail to convey the substance of the notice.
Notices included on the register are:
- Alterations notices
- Enforcement notices
- Prohibition/Restriction notices
We are unlikely to provide full copies of notices, as they are generally exempt information by virtue of Section 30(1)(b) and Section 31(1)(a) and (b) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Our public register of notices can be found here.