Fire safety resources for businesses

Our fire safety resources for businesses page has safety information and guidance to help businesses keep their premises, customers and staff safe from fire and other risks.

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Services

Safe and Strong

One of the primary services we offer to local businesses is a Safe and Strong visit. They're similar to the Safe and Well visits we offer for domestic properties, but tailored specifically around business safety and fire risks in commercial premises. 

When a commercial business has a fire, local fire crews visit neighbouring or similar companies to advise on how they can avoid the same happening to them. The visits typically take around 10-15 minutes.

Visit our Safe and Strong page for more info on this service. We have a range of useful links for business, in addition to those on this page, which can also be found on the Safe and Strong page linked below.

Find out more about Safe and Strong visits

Guides and documents

National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC)

These helpful resources from the NFCC are useful for business owners and responsible persons. The business fire safety awareness tool is an interactive tool to help small business owners understand their legal duties for fire safety in the workplace.

Business Fire Safety Awareness Tool

The 'first steps to fire safety in your business' is an introduction to fire safety in small to medium sized premises. It aims to give practical and simple advice to people with responsibility for fire safety in the workplace.

First steps to fire safety in your business
Fire Industry Association (FIA)

The FIA is the largest fire protection trade association in the UK with 1000+ members. They offer a range of guidance for fire safety professionals and businesses. Their 'Best Practice Guide to Fire Safety' covers a range of areas to aid responsible individuals on fire safety requirements and laws.

Best Practice Guide to Fire Safety

Fire Risk Assessments

We offer a range of guidance on Fire Risk Assessment including who is responsible for it and how it works.

Fire Risk Assessment Guidance

Fire Door Safety

The British Woodworking Federation has produced a really helpful 5-step guide for both tenants and business or property owners to follow to make sure fire doors are working effectively.

These don't replace checks by qualified individuals, but can help to spot issues early on.

A leaflet version of this guidance is also available below. We've also linked a guide about fire door safety in houses of multiple occupancy (HMO).

5-Step Fire Door Safety Check (PDF)Fire doors in houses of multiple occupancy

Frequently asked questions about business fire safety

We get asked a range of questions about fire safety in businesses. We've put together a range of the most common questions we get asked, and guidance on where to get the answers you need. 

If you can't find the information you need please visit our main fire safety page, where you'll find contact details for our fire safety team in the West Midlands. For properties outside the West Midlands, please contact your local fire and rescue service.

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