Advice & Guidance
If you have been unable to find the answers to your Business Fire Safety questions elsewhere on our website, why not take a look at the resources below?
- Access for the Fire & Rescue Service Our fire engines/vehicles have specific requirements which must be taken into account with new developments.
- Simple Fire Risk Assessment example To assist the responsible person in recording the significant findings of their risk assessment, we have produced a blank ‘premises risk assessment’ for you to complete.
- Kitchen extract fans 70% of Fires in Commercial Kitchens Originate in Faulty Ventilation due to Fat & Grease Build up. This information will help identify how you can reduce the risks.
- Restaurants & Takeaways
- Rented Property The government have also produced detailed guidance on fire safety risk assessments for sleeping accommodation for staff, common areas for residents and sleeping, dining or other accommodation for guests and/or residents.
- Purpose built flats How to ensure fire safety in purpose-built blocks of flats and practical advice on assessing risk and managing fire safety in such buildings.
- Licensed premises The information is provided as simple way to assist Responsible Persons and Licensing Authorities to arrive at a safe occupancy level for a premises.
- Means of escape for disabled people Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for providing means of escape for disabled people.
- Animal premises & stables Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for animal premises and stables.
- BFRS Fire Safety Logbook This fire safety logbook has been prepared to assist the ‘responsible person’ in coordinating and maintaining a fire safety record keeping system. Whilst this book is not comprehensive it seeks to cover the main requirements for demonstrating compliance with current fire safety legislation in respect of keeping fire safety records.
- Guidance for organised and home fireworks and bonfires Firework displays should be enjoyable and spectacular occasions – but they obviously need some responsible planning. The good news is that there is straightforward guidance to help competent organisers
- Open air events Good management of fire safety at a temporary or permanent open air event or venue will help to ensure that any fire safety matters that arise will always be addressed effectively.
- Heritage buildings Bedfordshire have some major historic buildings and landmarks with over 200 grade 1 and 11* listed buildings and a further 1800 grade 11 listed buildings with the majority being single private dwellings. The loss of any historic building represents a loss which can never be replaced so it is important that these buildings and their contents are protected from the damage that may result from a fire.
- Bed & Breakfast fire safety Guidance for owners of bed and breakfasts, guest houses and self catering properties about making their premises safe from fire.
- Childminding Guidance provided by the National Fire Chief's Council (NFCC) helps childminders make sure that their houses and flats are safe from fire and that they are complying with the law.
- School safety Keeping pupils safe is the most fundamental responsibility of the education system. It is therefore vital that we prevent fires starting and spreading where possible and ensure that schools are able to evacuate pupils swiftly when necessary.