With the partnership, FRS will support National Business Fire Safety Week 2022 from September 5, with the National Fire Chiefs Council and all fire services in the UK.
Business Fire Safety Week is a time when FRSs can make small businesses aware of their responsibilities to create a fire safe workplace, provide information on safety advice all year round, and encourage businesses to partner with them.
Stuart Hook, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service’s Group Manager for Fire Protection, said:
Fire burning accidents and injuries in the workplace are expected to rise for many businesses during 2017 due to economic hardship.
Companies should work with legal experts like us so their employees have the best chance of staying safe during these increased fire risk at work.
Many businesses will see significant challenges in the near future because of an unstable economy that can have a dramatic impact on fire safety.
For businesses in need of expert advice and assistance, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is committed to creating a safe work environment through offering guidance on fire safety.
“We want to provide support to local businesses in order to prevent fires and allow them to remain productive, safe, and legal.
“Fusilier (sic) will be launching a new initiative focusing on restaurant fire safety during this week.
They will support and help businesses with their responsibilities as well as to ensure their customers and staff are safe from fire.”
New Fire Safety Regulations
Cumbria FRS welcomes the commencement of the Fire Safety Act in England and Wales, and the Regulations in England, which are important steps forward in strengthening the Fire Safety Order and improving fire safety.
These are areas that need to be taken care of when designing a residential building.
The responsibilities of the people in charge for these tasks is to manage the risk of fire and the building itself.
In order to be compliant with the new regulations in place in England by January 2023, individuals should begin preparing now. Now that the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 have been introduced and Phase 1 recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry have been met, it is important for individuals to get ready for compliance before time runs out.