Competency Framework

The Competency Framework for Business Fire Safety Regulators has been developed for the use of Fire Safety Regulators throughout the UK, irrespective of the organisation, the work function being performed or position of the individual within the organisation.

Objectives

The objectives of the Competency Framework for Business Fire Safety Regulators are:

  • To develop critical knowledge and skills needed to improve organisational and individual effectiveness and performance.

  • To promote quality and consistency in Fire Safety Regulation practices throughout the UK.

The primary purpose of this framework is to ensure that Business Fire Safety Regulators have the skills, knowledge, understanding and other attributes necessary to be competent. It further protects the regulatory organisation by ensuring that Business Fire Safety Regulators are delivering the most up to date advice and information to the wider community to enable them to meet their statutory duties.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Safety Inspectors

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Safety Inspectors have been developed in line with the recommendations of the Competency Framework for Business. They have all obtained the Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety or equivalent qualification.

Our inspecting officers can complete audits of all regulated premises including high-risk sites and those incorporating fire engineering principles. They can investigate and report on breaches of fire safety legislation, taking enforcement action when necessary, and can gather evidence for the commencement of legal prosecutions.

They can also report on submissions in liaison with building control bodies and advise on fire safety issues relating to the construction, demolition and/or refurbishment of regulated premises.