London Fire Brigade

Agenda and minutes

Strategy Committee
Monday, 12 March 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 4, lower ground floor, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA

Contact: Anna Flatley, Ground Floor, 169 Union Street, London, SE1 OLL; Telephone: 0208 555 1200 ext. 30084; E-mail:  anna.flatley@london-fire.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Fiona Colley, for whom Councillor Martin Whelton acted as a substitute; from Councillors Amy Whitelock Gibbs and from Susan Hall.

2.

Disclosures of Interests and Dispensations

Clerk to Authority – Known details of membership of the GLA, other functional bodies and London Boroughs are attached as an Appendix to this agenda.  The Appendix does not remove the need for a Member to declare at the meeting an interest (whether or not listed in the Appendix) in any relevant item on the agenda paper and to state also the nature of that interest. 

Minutes:

Resolved – That the details of membership of the GLA, other functional bodies and London Boroughs, as attached as an appendix to the agenda, be noted.  No further disclosures were made.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2017.

Minutes:

Resolved – That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2017 be agreed as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions - FEP 2821 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Clerk to the Authority – reporting on actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair commented that this would be the last meeting of the Committee and asked for clarification of procedure.  Officers assured the Committee that any comments noted would be picked up by the London Fire Commissioner.

 

It was noted that, of all the actions, only one was not completed and this action would continue to be monitored.  Officers commented that support received from Members for the community safety work undertaken had been welcomed.

 

Resolved – That the on-going, outstanding and completed actions arising from previous meetings of the Committee, as set out in the report (FEP 2821), be noted.

5.

Risk Management Strategy 2018-2021- FEP 2822 pdf icon PDF 418 KB

Head of Strategy and Inclusion – Updating the London Fire Brigade’s risk management strategy.

Minutes:

Report by the Head of Strategy and Inclusion.

 

The Head of Strategy and Inclusion introduced the report and answered questions from Members of the Committee.  It was noted that Appendix 2 would be rewritten to reflect the new governance arrangements and it is currently expected that the GLA Fire Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee would request the same information currently reported to LFEPA’s committees in relation to risk management strategy. Further details of individual risks and plans would also be reported.

 

After discussion, the Chair moved the motion: That

 

1.            The Brigade’s risk management strategy is approved and refreshed in line with the London Safety Plan (Integrated Risk Management Plan);

 

2.            Further risk management strategies are refreshed immediately after publication of a new London Safety Plan;

 

3.            The risk management framework is moved to an “ABC” project management model approach (as detailed in paragraph 27 of the report  FEP2822);

 

4.            Risk ownership is refreshed; and

 

5.            The most significant risks to the Brigade are reviewed in light of this new strategy.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Martin Whelton, put and agreed.

 

Resolved: accordingly.

6.

Monitoring of Commitments in the London Safety Plan and Key Projects for 2017/18 (as at the end of December 2017) - FEP 2823 pdf icon PDF 629 KB

Head of Strategy and Inclusion – Reporting on London Safety Plan commitments and key projects for the Brigade; and providing an update on the commitments arising from LSP (2017) and governance ‘A’ level projects.

Minutes:

Report by the Head of Strategy and Inclusion.

 

The Head of Strategy and Inclusion introduced the report and answered questions from Members of the Committee.  In response to a specific question from Councillor Whelton on the planning process for the Training Centre project; officers said that they were unaware of any problems but would check and confirm with the Member. It was noted that work was due to start on the site in March 2019.

 

In response to a question from Councillor Moulton about alternate and shared crewing, it was confirmed that changes to crewing arrangements are not under consideration at the current time. It was noted that a project is in development which will look at capacity and capabilities on Fire Rescue Units  and that crewing arrangements could be considered as a part of that.

 

After discussion, the Chair moved the motion: That the report be noted.

 

The motion was seconded by Councillor Martin Whelton, put and agreed.

 

Resolved: accordingly.

7.

Urgent Business

Any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business but the Chair asked that her and the Committee’s thanks to all staff who had been involved in supporting the Committee since its inception be noted.  She commented that excellent work had been achieved, particularly in the areas of equalities and inclusion; community fire safety; health and other partnerships; and youth engagement.