Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service urges local businesses to take steps to ‘Stay Fire Safe’ this winter

Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is urging local business and building owners to take steps to protect themselves, their employees, and visitors from the risk of fire this winter.

The Service is supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Stay Fire Safe campaign to make business and building owners aware of their fire safety responsibilities and to ensure staff have information to help prevent and respond to fires in the workplace.

The call comes following concerns that the rising cost of living will mean that business owners may look to alternative ways of heating and lighting premises in a bid to cut the cost of rising bills. Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is advising local businesses to review their fire risk assessment if any changes are made to their premises and how it is used.

The Services Head of Business Fire Safety, Group Manager Sion Slaymaker said,

“Many local businesses could be impacted by the rising cost of living. Fire and rescue services are committed to helping businesses reduce the risk of fire in the workplace and be compliant with fire safety law. To remain in business, owners may look to reduce staffing levels, leave buildings unoccupied, or change where and how they store stock, and how they heat and light their premises. All of these changes can increase the risk of fire, so it’s important to review your Fire Risk Assessment and put in place suitable measures to ensure it reflects any changes.”

There’s plenty of advice and support for businesses from Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service so we encourage anyone that requires any advice to check out the information on our website or get in touch with us.

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