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Business Fire Safety Strategy

How we aim to achieve safer businesses and communities through fire prevention strategies.

Our aim is to:

  • achieve safer business and community sectors where there are no preventable deaths or injuries in fires
  • reduce fire losses to minimal levels
  • make sure businesses receive consistent and common advice, information and enforcement practices.

To achieve this we need to achieve operational and community safety excellence in the most cost-effective way, putting people and property protection at the centre of everything we do. That includes:

  • the safety and diversity needs of people in the community
  • fire protection training and development of our own staff.

Businesses need to be confident that:

  • fire and rescue services can provide the right information and advice to support them with compliance
  • those enforcing the legislation are consistent when making decisions
  • any processes are similar, to avoid confusion.

We have adopted our approach from the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) Business Safety Strategy 2013/16. We support this strategy and are accountable to our own Business Fire Safety Policy Statement.

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Last updated:
29 October 2020
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