Our protection work is all about protecting life and property, making businesses and the economy stronger, and communities safer.
We inspect high-risk and tall buildings, including residential flats, hospitals, schools and vulnerable businesses, to keep safe and reassure the people who live and work there.
We also advise companies on fire safety legislation, to keep their staff and customers safe and help their businesses to grow.
In 2021/22 we carried out 8,510 ‘Safe and Strong’ visits providing advice to businesses regarding fire prevention and protecting staff, buildings and contents.
Our specialist fire safety officers are supported by our business safety advisors and firefighters.
Our Business Support Vehicles help to bring down the number of unnecessary fire alarms and the disruption they cause. This is complemented by our staff in Fire Control using a system known as ‘call challenge’ to check whether or not we actually need to respond, or if it’s a false alarm.