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Top tips for Business Safety Week

Business Safety Week is a national campaign created by the National Chief Fire Council (NFCC)

The aim is to equip small and medium sized businesses with the knowledge to help prevent a potentially catastrophic fire. 

Although accidents do happen, there are practical steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of fire in a commercial premises. 

Many businesses may still be affected by the impact of the pandemic. As lockdown measures have eased and more people return to their places of work, fire chiefs are warning of the potential risk that COVID-secure efforts may compromise fire safety measures.

The National Fire Chiefs Council  is urging businesses that have reopened their doors, not to overlook fire safety and ensure it remains a top priority in the workplace.

Business Safety Week runs from 6 - 12 September. The   campaign aims to make businesses aware of their fire safety responsibilities, so they comply with legislation to keep both premises and occupants safe from fire.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue have created an easy-to-remember guide to protect your business, staff, and customers. 


Share the 'SIMPLE' message with your employees and colleagues:


  1. Store stock safely: keep corridors, stairs and exits clear
  2. Identify alarm points so you can warn others
  3. Make sure doors are closed to stop fires from spreading
  4. Place things that catch fire away from things that cause fire
  5. Let someone know if you spot fire safety problems
  6. Ensure everyone knows what to do if a fire alarm sounds


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue are keen to engage with business managers and owners to give bespoke advice via a seminar. If you would like to attend email us at:

To report concerns about fire safety in a property or for advice about making your business safe Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Call 01392 872567 Email:

For more information on how to reduce risk of arson, please visit: