Fire safety

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The ultimate fire safety risk assessment for your small business

Here, Harris Balcombe discusses how to avoid business interruption claims and outlines how important it is to be aware of the risks and impact a fire can have on your small business.


Gaps in fire safety procedures for UK workplaces revealed

New research from law firm Hugh James raises question over health and safety in the workplace when it comes to fire risk.

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Fire safety in the workplace

If you have staff in your office, you will need to know the correct fire safety procedure; here is everything you need to know.


A business owner’s guide to fire safety standards

This article seeks to demystify the nature of fire safety standards, explaining exactly what they are, why they shouldn’t be feared, and what to look out for


Small companies lax on fire safety training

More than a third of SME workers report not receiving the necessary fire safety training from employers.


Fire law could burn businesses

Each year around 40,000 fires blaze through buildings across the UK. But now, new fire safety regulations are turning up the heat on business owners, leaving bosses facing two-year jail sentences if they fail to comply.


Fire safety law due in October

A significant change to fire safety rules in non-domestic property that was due to come into effect in April has been postponed to October to allow small and medium-sized businesses adequate time to prepare.


Fire law set to burn small business

Responsibility for fire safety in commercial premises is to pass from the Fire Brigade to business owners from next April under a change to regulations coming into effect from next April.

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