I understand the role and responsibilities of a local fire authority fire officer and their powers but what about as an independent risk assessor. What are the implications of completing an inspection where you believe there is a risk to life. I.e chained and padlocked/ blocked fire exits.
What can a risk assessor do, so that they can walk away with a clear conscience, if indeed they do walk away before rectifying the situation.
You can obviously inform the responsible person verbally. Does it need a follow up e mail, before they get the report?
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