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Business Safety

Humberside Fire Authority has a statutory duty for enforcing The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This legislation applies to all non-domestic premises and includes offices, shops, care homes, community halls, pubs, clubs, restaurants, schools, marquees, hotels, hostels, factories and warehouses.

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Phil Conman - Business Safety Supervisor

I joined Humberside Fire and Rescue Service over 11 years ago in the Water Office. The team I joined were responsible for running Hydrant and Extinguisher inspection programmes, and produced recommendations for upcoming building developments. The transferable skills I learnt in the role allowed me to move into Business Safety when an opportunity arose.

I have worked in Business Safety for 8 years now and have progressed from an Inspector to a Supervisor. To become competent in the role I have had to complete courses at the Fire Service College, alongside experiential learning from peers.

Business Safety is a vast arena. We not only engage with businesses providing fire safety advice, but we also have a legal duty to ensure that they are meeting the safety requirements of the law. We have a part to play in the planning and building regulation process, and also in the licencing of premises working with a vast range of partner agencies. It’s an interesting and varied environment to work in. When we enter the office in a morning we don’t know what we may be faced with and every day is different. The role keeps you on your toes.