Concerns have been raised about a council contractor’s approach to fire safety during a review carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Andrew Meek, head of organisational resilience at Haringey Council, told councillors that officers were not “entirely satisfied with every aspect of (Amey’s) performance” when it came to carrying out fire risk assessments.

His comments came during an update on the council’s fire safety review, which is designed to ensure the local authority is prepared for a major incident.

Amey was awarded a £30 million contract to provide facilities management for council buildings in 2015.

The contractor manages River Park House and Alexandra House, where large numbers of council employees are based.

Speaking at a meeting of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee on Tuesday (October 2), Mr Meek suggested officers were not wholly confident the contractor had carried out every action identified in fire risk assessments.

He said: “Rather than saying I am 100 per cent confident that that is definitely in place in every building, what I can say is we have recently commissioned new fire risk assessments for both River Park House and Alexandra House, and we will be reviewing what those say and making sure we carry out all of those actions.”

Councillor Ruth Gordon, Labour member for Tottenham Hale, said she found Mr Meek’s remarks “quite concerning” and they had made her less confident about the safety of staff in River Park House.

Mr Meek said the team managing the Amey contract was too small and could not work effectively unless the contractor was “immaculate in its performance”.

He added: “We are working very closely to put in place a stronger team to monitor them and stronger structures to make sure we are on top of all of the detail.

“Even though there are improvement actions we need to make sure we carry through, I do not think it is the case that there are glaring risks we are missing.”

The council has been working to improve its response to fires and other disasters after the overview and scrutiny committee commissioned a review in July last year.

Mr Meek said: “We made sure we had enough people in various emergency response roles so that we were confident we would be able to mobilise our staff effectively.

“We also looked at staff who might be able to be released from their job to help out.”

He said the council had held a workshop with the voluntary, community and faith sectors to ensure they are able to help out in the event of a major emergency.

It is also working with other boroughs to harmonise emergency planning so members of staff from one local authority can easily lend assistance to others.

This comes on top of ensuring council buildings are free from combustible cladding, carrying out fire risk assessments and regularly testing equipment.