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Full house in Grimsby for fire safety seminar

9 September 2015

Cromwell Road Fire Station in Grimsby saw the first of four FREE business safety seminars to be held this week.

Full house in Grimsby for fire safety seminar

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) are holding Business Fire Safety Education Seminars across the region this week aimed at assisting local businesses comply with fire safety legislation. The first in Grimsby attracted 47 delegates from a wide range of companies and organisations in North East Lincolnshire who were keen to learn about fire safety legislation and their responsibilities as employers.

HFRS want to offer as much support and guidance as it can to help business owners reduce the risk of fire affecting infrastructure and endangering staff. Many businesses sadly remain unaware of their statutory requirements, but are legally bound by them.

As the enforcing authority for this legislation, HFRS periodically audit businesses to verify compliance as part of a Risk Based Inspection Programme. The Business Safety team conduct in excess of 3,000 audits per year on commercial premises. They can contact any business at any time in the Humber region to carry out an audit of fire safety measures and will require details on the significant findings of Fire Risk Assessment.

The take up for the sessions has been exceptional with all four seminars fully booked. Attendees will be provided with:

• Awareness of legislation and responsibilities for a Fire Risk Assessment
• Advice on how to carry out a Fire Risk Assessment
• An understanding of what to expect when premises are audited by HFRS
• An opportunity to meet Business Safety Inspectors and Managers and ask any questions as part of the group or confidentially

For further information regarding business fire safety, please email hsvreferral@humbersidefire.gov.uk or call (01482) 567468.