South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

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Business Advice

Make your workplace safer

Businesses and most other non-domestic premises have legal responsibilities to keep people safe. If you are an employer, person with control of the premises or an owner, you could be a ‘Responsible Person’ – the person with the legal responsibility and must make sure the premises are compliant with fire safety law.

Know your responsibilities

If you have a specific question relating to fire safety or your fire safety responsibilities, please have a look at our frequently asked questions. If you are still unable to find the answer to your question or if you are concerned about a fire risk or disregard for fire safety in a premises please contact us. Finally, information and links to relevant guidance can be found on our guidance and resources page.

Tell us about serious risks

If you’re concerned about a fire risk which may be a danger to life (for instance a company or organisation disregarding fire safety practices) you should contact your local fire safety regulation team. These risks may have serious implications and are dealt with quickly and in confidence by us. A ‘risk to life’ could include a disregard to fire safety practices, for example, blocked or locked fire exits.

Fit sprinklers

There is a compelling case to be made for sprinklers in any commercial premises on the basis of loss of production or interruption to business. It is known that 85 per cent of small and medium businesses that suffer a serious fire either never recover or cease trading within 18 months. We promote the installation of sprinklers as a proven means to reduce the impact of fire on people, property and the environment. You can find more about them here.

This content was last updated on May 20th, 2020