We are a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and have policies in place to support those who are reservists or ex-serving personnel working for us.
We welcome applications from serving personnel or those who have served previously.
We recognise the value serving personnel, both regular and reserve, veterans, military families and cadet forces contribute to our organisation and the country. Therefore, will endeavour to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are:
You can see our full covenant pledge on the gov.uk website.
We have extensive guidance and information about fire safety for businesses, commercial and residential properties (where those residential properties are high-rise or multi-occupancy) on our website.
Visit our fire safety page for general guidance, and information or to report a fire safety issue.
Visit our fire risk assessment page for guidance on understanding and completing fire risk assessments for your premises, if you're the responsible person.
For guidance around fire safety in residential properties where Article 24 of the Fire Safety Order (which applies in England) applies, visit our residential fire safety page.
For general hints, tips and links useful to businesses in keeping their premises safe from fire, visit our fire safety resources for businesses page.
Make sure that only appliances designed for this purpose are used.
Camping equipment and BBQs (including disposable ones) should only be used in outdoor spaces appropriate for their use (i.e. not roofs and balconies) and should not be used to heat premises.
Ensure that any changes to the provision of cooking facilities are reflected in the premises’ fire risk assessment.
We strongly discourage business owners from introducing a sleeping risk to premises by permitting anyone to sleep in a premises that is not designed to provide sleeping accommodation.
Business owners should be mindful to prevent unauthorised sleeping on the premises, such as employees who have not requested permission, or contract cleaning staff.
Further information on fire risk assessments for premises used as sleeping accommodation - which differ from normal commercial premises, can be found on the .gov website.
If your premises is in part use, the responsible person must ensure any fire safety systems for the protection of life are fully checked by a competent person as soon as possible when vacant areas are planned to be brought back into use, and ensure they are tested before occupation.
The routine testing and maintenance of all fire safety measures, to ensure they operate and perform as required in event of a fire, is essential in keeping people safe. This includes in any areas that may temporarily be out of use as a cost-saving measure.
You should review your premises' fire risk assessment prior to the cessation of testing and maintenance of fire safety systems to ensure this does not cause additional risks.
If any doubt exists as to the purpose of any fire safety system that may not be maintained advice should be sought from a competent person and/or your local fire and rescue service.