The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) surveyed all fire and rescue services in England about their progress against recommendation 33.12c. Every service reported they are equipped to receive and store electronic plans, and to make them available to the incident commander and control room managers when required.
To fully address this recommendation, the NFCC recommend that operational risk information for high-risk high-rise residential buildings are accurate and contain all the pertinent information.
In June 2021, the NFCC surveyed all fire and rescue services in England about their progress against recommendation 33.12c:
- 52% of services (23 services) said they have reviewed all high-risk high-rise residential buildings in their area
- 43% of services (19 services) have reported they will have completed this by the end of March 2022
- The remaining 5% of services (2 services) will have completed this recommendation within 24 months.
Due to the number of buildings and other risks in a fire services response area it is challenging to ensure all relevant operational risk information, plans and other information remains accurate. The responsible person for the building must ensure fire risk assessments and all relevant actions including the provision of plans and other information is completed. The proposed changes in legislation (for recommendations 33.12a and 33.12b) support fire and rescue services ensuring that appropriate information is available to emergency responders.
All fire and rescue services have the appropriate technology to support the recommendation made.
London Fire Brigade report that the completion of recommendation 33.12c is likely to be incorporated into the Brigade’s OneRisk solution.
The completion of the OneRisk project will contribute to the effective storage and dissemination of electronic plans and amalgamate all relevant building related risk information into a single system.
The OneRisk project is currently in Phase 1 – Requirements Gathering