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Is your business safe from fire?

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8:14am 11th September 2018

Is your business safe from fire?

This week Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering fire safety advice as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) Business Safety Week 2018 (10th - 16th September).

The campaign aims to provide those who are responsible for businesses and public buildings with information and advice to reduce the number of fire incidents and false alarms in the workplace.

Group Manager Tim Gray, Head of Fire Safety at Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Business Fire Safety week aims to encourage all businesses to double check they have taken the steps required by law to protect their business and employees from fire. As part of our support for this week we will be out and about giving advice on preventing arson attacks, reducing false alarms, and if needed fire safety advice for premises with sleeping accommodation."

Statistics show that in 2016-17 there were 19,410 fires in UK businesses with about 30% (5,518) being deliberately set.

Chair of NFCC's Protection and Business Safety Committee, Mark Hardingham said: "Fire can have a devastating effect on small and medium businesses. That is why the NFCC is committed to making them aware that fire services can help and advise them on reducing their fire risk.

"We encourage them to get in touch with their local fire service and find out about the help that is available, so they can continue to make a valued contribution to the UK economy and local community in a safe and sustainable way. "

 

 

 

 

 

 



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