Business fire safety

Business Fire Safety


  • Arson risk reduction

    Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Services scheme to reduce arson is by way of partnerships between the Fire Service, Warwickshire Police and the 5 District/Borough Councils.


  • Arson in the workplace

    The most common cause of fire in shops and retail premises is arson. It is estimated that up to 80% of businesses are seriously affected following a major fire.


  • Fire, crime and safety legislation

    The main effect of the Order is to ensure a move towards greater emphasis on fire prevention in all non-domestic premises, including the voluntary sector and self-employed people with premises separate from their homes.


  • Residential landlords

    As a residential landlord, you have a general duty to keep your tenant’s home fit for them to live in and ensure that it doesn’t endanger their health.


  • Residential care and nursing care premises

    The Care Quality Commission is an independent regulator of Health & Social Care in England with responsibility for approving and granting registration to persons or organisations providing or managing social care services, children’s services and independent health care establishments.


  • Automatic fire alarms

    Early detection of a fire is vital to allow people to escape early. Find information on automatic fire alarms and call out of the fire and rescue service.


  • Automatic fire sprinkler systems

    Organisations such as hotel chains have recognised the benefits of comprehensive sprinkler protection, not only for their buildings but also their customers.


  • Advice about safer premises

    This section focuses on some of the things you should consider as a minimum when you are looking to reduce fire risks within your workplace.


  • Advice about hotels and boarding houses

    All hotels fall within the scope of the fire safety order and as such you have a duty of care to ensure your guests are safe.


  • Advice about workplace safety

    Fires in business premises or other places where people work, meet or gather may cause serious harm or injury. There is also a significant economic cost, and many businesses which experience a fire never re-open.


  • Dangerous substances notification

    The Health and Safety Executive is the enforcing authority for notification of the storage of dangerous substances and once notified, the Fire Authority is the enforcing authority for the marking of sites with warning signs.


  • School fire safety

    With schools that are maintained by a local education authority, responsibility for fire safety is usually shared between the authority, the governing body and the Headteacher.


  • General business fire safety

    A short list of the most popular business fire safety questions with answers.


Business fire safety was last updated on September 17, 2014.