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Risk based inspection programme

The development and management of a risk based inspection programme provides important data to assist in the development and evaluation of the service’s integrated risk management plan (IRMP). This enables the service to fulfil its duty to manage the fire risk in the community.

There are three principle areas that will enable the fire and rescue authority to manage fire risk in the community. These are:

  • fire prevention
  • fire protection
  • fire intervention

This integrated approach recognises that activity in one or more of these areas has the potential to reduce the risk in the community. However, in situations where it may not always be possible to reduce the risk to an acceptable level using statutory or community fire safety initiatives, the information gathered will be used to provide an appropriate level of fire cover.