Avon Fire and Rescue Service inspection – accelerated cause of concern
If our inspections identify a serious or critical shortcoming in a service’s practice, policy or performance, it will be reported as a cause of concern. A cause of concern will always be accompanied by one or more recommendations. When we identify causes of concern during our inspections, we normally provide details in the subsequent report.
Sometimes, such as when we discover significant service failures or risks to public safety, we report our concerns and recommendations earlier. This is called an accelerated cause of concern.
We have decided to issue Avon Fire and Rescue Service with two accelerated causes of concern, as we consider they pose a potential risk to public safety.