Business Safety Week (10 – 16 September)
As part of Business Safety Week, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering free fire safety advice to small businesses. The advice will be given at an event on Thursday 13 September between 10am and 3pm at The Kokni Community Centre, 1-3 Bury Park Road, LU1 1HB. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.
Fire Safety Officers will be providing information and advice to help reduce the number of fire incidents and false alarms in the workplace. Both of which impact business safety and productivity.
Fire Safety Inspecting Officer, Darren Chambers, said:
“Everyone is invited but we are particularly interested in working with small businesses.
“Fire Safety Officers will be available to discuss the Fire Risk Assessment process, Fire Detection, Escape Route, and how to reduce the risk of arson to your business.”
Fire services will be asking businesses to:
- Ensure they have acted to prevent fires in the workplace
- Act to protect themselves from arson
- Make sure all staff know how to respond appropriately in the event of an incident
- Work with their local fire service to reduce false alarms
Chair of National Fire Chiefs Council‘s Protection and Business Safety Committee, Mark Hardingham added:
“We encourage small business to get in touch with their local fire service and find out about the help is available to them, so they continue to make valued contribution to the UK economy and local community in a safe and sustainable way.”
More information is available online
A copy of the leaflet “First steps to fire safety in your business” is available as a download.
Businesses can visit the Fire Service’s new website to find advice about fire safety in the workplace. There is also information on how to ensure fire safety measures meet the requirements of fire safety law.
If anyone is unable to attend, but would like information and advice they can telephone 01234 845000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.