Interfax news agency has hosted today the round table: Main Goals and Parameters of Reforming Emergency Ministry’s Inspecting Activity until 2025. The Russian Emergency Ministry was represented by Director of Inspecting and Preventive Department – Chief State Fire Inspector of Russia Rinat Yenikeyev.
The round table discussed main areas of reforming inspecting activity until 2025 which should reduce administrative inspecting functions.
The reforming allowed to get away from “bar system” and change principles of assessing the work of inspectors: moving from the number of protocols made to the number of preventive raids. The main indicators of fire inspectors’ performance are now decrease in the number of accidents related to fires, emergencies, deaths, injuries and the sum of the damage.
“We are building a “smart control” system – treating the sick, not the healthy, using investing mechanisms there, where it is needed. Why do we have to check stands, kiosks, stalls or facilities that pose no danger?” said Mr. Yenikeyev.
Speaking about fire inspections at SMEs, Mr. Yenikeyev noted that risk-based approach was being introduced.
“Emergency Ministry’s inspecting bodies are focused on reducing fire risks in residential areas, instead of conducting excessive checks of businesses,” he said.
More than 70% of all fires happened in residential areas. The main task here is to prevent consequences of such fires. This requires a schedule of preventive measures and risk reduction.
“Our work this year has resulted in 4% and 5% reduction in the number of fires and fire-related deaths respectively,” Mr. Yenikeyev said.
Vice-president of All-Russian NGO of SMEs Opora Rossii Marina Bludyan said that the Emergency Ministry was the leader among Russian agencies in reforming inspecting activity.
“The Emergency Ministry is a model reformer of inspecting activity. We seldom praise state authorities, but scold them often. The number of complaints from businessmen has fallen dramatically. Figures speak for themselves: we used to get thousands of complaints, but now, the year is drawing to the end and there is hardly a dozen,” Ms. Bludyan added.