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Report LFC-0378x provides an update on the insurance renewals 2020 and seeks approval to award contracts for the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) insurance policies on fleet and liability from 1 August 2020.
In response to the recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), this interim report outlines the structure and approach taken by Operational Policy & Assurance (OP&A) to review the effectiveness of our operational debriefing procedures. The report covers our current methods of debriefing following incidents or training scenarios, ongoing pilots of hot debriefs and operations debriefs.
This is the Health and Safety update and monitoring report for the year 2019/20, which also includes Q3 and Q4 specific commentary. This report covers performance against a number of key health and safety indicators and measures.
This report introduces the revised policy, PN 0790 Fire Survival Guidance. It is a major revision to the existing policy and has been developed in response to learning identified through the Brigade’s Grenfell Tower safety and learning review process and to address particular issues relating to fire survival guidance that were identified during Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (GTI).
This report introduces the ‘Evacuation and Rescue’ policy. This is a new operational policy which has been developed in response to learning identified through the Brigade’s Grenfell Tower safety and learning review process. It also addresses a recommendation and particular issues relating to evacuation and rescue arising from Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry (GTI).
This report details the outcomes of a training needs analysis (TNA) following the approval of the mandatory training requirements for Levels 3 and 4 incident command by the Operations and Assurance DB on 25 March 2020.
The Brigade’s fleet of aerial appliances are approaching the end of their serviceable life and are scheduled to be replaced in the second half of 2020. Three of these aerials will be 64m Turntable Ladders (TLs). This report provides a recommendation for the crewing of these appliances and additional recommendations to improve the resilience of the wider TL fleet.
Report LFC-0395 explains that as a consequence of the serious health risks posed by COVID-19 there is a continued requirement for enhanced cleaning across the London Fire Brigade estate. The report seeks delegated authority to the Assistant Director, Technical and Commercial Services to agree a variation to the relevant service contracts to provide the enhanced cleaning needed across the estate for a further 26 weeks in accordance with COVID SECURE guidelines for the workplace.
This report is submitted under the Commissioner's Financial Regulation 20(a) which requires the Director of Corporate Services to act in accordance with the Commissioner's Policy Statement on Treasury Management Activities and Treasury Management Practices and CIPFA's "Standard of Professional Practice on Treasury Management". Consequently, the Director of Corporate Services submits an Annual Report to those charged with governance on Treasury Management activities for the year ending March 2020
The Brigade’s Enforcement Policy Statement sets out the policy basis for regulatory enforcement decision. It is now overdue for review. This has been commented on internally and by HMICFRS. An initial review has been undertaken in conjunction with General Counsel’s Department, which proposes minor amendment to improve working and readability while leaving the underlying policy unchanged.
Following the appointment of Andrew Roe as the London Fire Commissioner (LFC) a new purpose, vision and strategy for the Brigade was published which was supported by a Transformation Delivery Plan. A key action within this plan was for the appointment of an Independent Operational Assurance Adviser who will remain independent from the LFC reporting structure.
This report provides the London Fire Commissioner, responsible for the London Fire Brigade (LFB), with the Head of Internal Audit’s annual opinion on the effectiveness of the LFB’s internal control framework and details of progress on work undertaken during the year 2019/20.