Fire Inspection Report

H Presley made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (London Fire Brigade),

On 14 September 2017, LFB carried out a fire inspection at 130 Gosterwood Street, SE8 5NY. Under the Fredom of Information Act, please could you kindly provide a copy of the report.

Could you also clarify the cause the apartment building fire that occurred the day after the inspection, 15 September 2017 in which LFB attended? Please could you also clarify if LFB smashed our service cupboard doors which state they are fire doors on the first floor of the building? Those doors next door to my home are high voltage as they have mine and my neighbours electric meters and electric wires, also water meters. Those doors remain smashed and our meters and wires remain accessible more than two months after the fire.

According to your press office, our landlord was not issued with an enforcement notice which we find shocking as the communal bins which is our fire exit continues to be in a state of disrepair and a fire risk. It’s been many months since the fire exit room has had no lighting. And it’s been nearly six years since the bins have high risk fire hazards on a weekly basis. The fact that our building remains unlocked with doors open, puts us at risk. Lewisham Council are fully aware of our landlord ignoring disrepairs and defects yet even though they have a duty of care, they do not want to deal with Housing Associations tenants. Our fire safety continues to be ignored which is worrying as the communal bins is an accident waiting to happen.

Thank you and I look forward to your response within twenty working days.

Yours faithfully,

H Presley

London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

Dear H Presley,

Thank you for your request.

This will be considered under the freedom of information act (2000) (FOIA).

As such we will respond within 20 working days.

Kind Regards,

James Sivell

Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200
E: [email address]

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Your personal information will be processed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority for the purpose of fire service administration. We will keep your details secure and will not disclose them to other organisations or third parties (except contractors or suppliers working on our behalf) without your permission unless we are legally required to do so. For more information about how we use your personal information, see our notification entry (Z7122455) at: www.ico.org.uk

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London Fire Commissioner (London Fire Brigade)

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Dear H Presley,

Thank you for your request, dated 4 December 2017 in relation to 130 Gosterwood Street, SE8 5NY.

In response to the questions you have raised I can confirm that the London Fire Brigade (LFB) did conduct an inspection at the above premises on 14 September 2017. As a result of this inspection an informal Notification of (fire safety) Deficiencies (NOD) was served. I have attached a copy of this above.

Please note, personal data has been removed from the attached under Section 40 of the FOIA – Personal Information.

Should the LFB take any enforcement action under the RRO. This will be made publicly available on the public register. You can access the register here: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/Notices.asp.

With regards to the incident that took place on 15 September 2017 (incident number: 124576-15092017). The information you have requested (cause of the fire) would be contained within our fire investigation/incident reports and is not available to you under the FOIA as this is a chargeable service and therefore exempt under Section 21 - Information accessible to applicant by other means.

An Incident Report / Primary Fire Report’s is a standardised four page report that is produced for every fire that we attend. This is completed by the attending crew/s prior to the attendance of a fire investigation officer or where a fire investigation officer is not required to attend. This report is priced at £98.

Should a fire investigation report also be available this will succinctly details the most probable cause of the fire but does not contain photographs. It may also provide some details of the circumstances and investigative process that led to the conclusion. This report is also priced at £98.

If you are interested in purchasing either of these reports do let me know. Please note we will need an alternative/personal e-mail (and postal) address for invoicing/mailing of the report/s as we do not disclose these via 'what do they know'.

I can further confirm, having looked at the incident log for this call (as held by our control room), we hold no reference to the ' service cupboard doors' in any capacity.

I hope you find this response of use. If you have any further questions do let me know.

Your request has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). If you are dissatisfied by this response you can request an internal review by writing to the Head of Information Management and Performance at the address below (or email [email address]).

Further information about your information rights (including how to raise a concern or make a complaint) is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office on their website at www.ico.org.uk or by writing to them at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Kind Regards,

James Sivell

Information Access Manager
London Fire Brigade
169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL

T: 020 8555 1200
E: [email address]

london-fire.gov.uk

Data Protection Act 1998
Your personal information will be processed by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority for the purpose of fire service administration. We will keep your details secure and will not disclose them to other organisations or third parties (except contractors or suppliers working on our behalf) without your permission unless we are legally required to do so. For more information about how we use your personal information, see our notification entry (Z7122455) at: www.ico.org.uk

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