Our Enforcement Policy

The Fire Safety Order 2005, as amended, places a duty upon Responsible Persons/duty holders and those accountable to make sure their premises and people are safe in case of fire. Kent Fire and Rescue have a duty to enforce this.

Our Enforcement Policy sets out what we do and the process we follow and what you can expect from us.

Read our Enforcement Policy

National Enforcement Register

Kent Fire and Rescue Service uses the National Enforcement Register which is operated by the National Fire Chiefs' Council. The Enforcement Register has been moved to a new location. At present historic records have not yet been moved to the new register. It is not currently possible to update the historic records so if you have an enquiry about enforcement action taken by Kent Fire and Rescue Service, please contact us at enforcementteam@kent.fire-uk.org.

Public register of Statutory Notices

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is required to enforce the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. We do this by carrying out regulatory inspections which are undertaken by our building safety inspectors across a wide range of premises.

If our inspectors identify problems with the fire safety arrangements during premises inspections, KFRS can take enforcement action. This may include issuing Statutory Notices, which require the ‘responsible person’ for the premises to take specific action.

We are required to publish details of the notices we have served and to hold a register for public view. Our online register contains details of all relevant notices served since August 2007.

If you experience any problems viewing KFRS online register, please email enforcementteam@kent.fire-uk.org