Information for business owners

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are committed to keeping our community and the businesses in our community safe, by offering guidance and support as well as enforcing fire safety legislation.

The accountability of ensuring your premises is safe lies with your assigned responsible person.  For a brief view of your responsibilities, please refer to the making your premises safe short guide (PDF 12KB)

The guidance below will help businesses meet their legal requirements, you can also refer to our advice page for businesses during COVID-19.

The latest news from NFRS’ Fire Protection Team is available via Twitter, but if you would like any further help/guidance please contact us.

Fire safety law and your dutiesFire risk assessmentsFire safety audits
What your responsibilities are in regards to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005Guidance for each type of premises where a fire risk assessment is requiredWhat to expect at your inspection and from our Fire Protection Officers
Unwanted fire signalsPublic RegisterBuilding Regulations
What are your responsibilities are in regards to unwanted fire signalsTo whom we have issued enforcement and alternations notices, and prosecutedWhat you need to consider before building a premises
SprinklersTools and ResourcesFire Doors
How sprinklers works and the benefits they carryFurther information on planning an event, calculating occupancy and moreThe importance of fire doors within your premises

 

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