Bollocks to then all my working life it was RTA & shall remain so.RTA is old speak, they're not accidents, someone messed up. RTC in modern speak.
PC Bollocks at workNope. Almost right, though. Thanks to the documentary film, Hot Fuzz, l know it stands for "Road Traffic Collision". And the reason why they changed it is because the word "accident" implies that there isn't someone to blame.
I was in the LFB & in the 70's & 8o's we certainly were involvved at station level in local fire prevention & inspections called "11d" inspections..In the 1990's I tried to get a brand new Canary wharf tower shut down becauuse one occupant (a large office complex)refused to do a fire drill.Unfortunately I was overuled from "upstairs" a sighn of things to come?Wholesale and almost universally detrimental changes were made to the fire services during the new Labour government, facilitated by the then hierarchy of the FBU choosing to embark on the most ill conceived, unnecessary and damaging strike in fire service history.
In the future, you will almost certainly see fire services being far more involved in building inspection in the way that they were prior to about 2000. There are currently schemes being piloted in some services where operational crews are involved in commercial/industrial premise inspections. Five will get you ten that this will become increasingly the norm again in the wake of the inquiry.