Fire safety for your business

Many businesses are now re-opening, and adapting how they work to incorporate social distancing. Fire safety needs to be considered alongside these changes.

This Fire Safety Guidance Note on returning to work after the Coronavirus lockdown contains useful information on fire safety.

Links to key information on fire safety can be found below:

Fire Risk Assessments 

This key document is likely to need updating to reflect changes in staffing levels and working practices.

Emergency evacuation plans 

Do you need to update your plan to incorporate social distancing into your evacuations and fire drills? Read our advice.

Fire alarm systems 

Has your usual testing and maintenance schedule been disrupted? It’s time to check your alarms, extinguishers and other systems.

Fire doors 

Are staff propping open doors to avoid touching them when they should be kept shut? Know the risks.

Staff training 

Do you still have the fire wardens and fire marshals you need?


Make sure combustible material hasn’t built up on or near to your premises.

Salvage plans 

Are your staff on standby if a salvage operation is needed? What if your staffing levels have changed?

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