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Our Business Safety Team

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Ensuring fire safety in your premises is not just a matter of choice; it’s a legal obligation. As experts in fire safety, we are dedicated to safeguarding both lives and property from the threat of fire. We have teams located throughout Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Here’s what you need to know about how our Business Safety Team work: 

Legal Duties 

Fire and Rescue authorities like ours are mandated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to actively promote fire safety and prevention. We operate under a locally determined risk-based inspection program to ensure compliance with these regulations in applicable premises. 

Our Responsibility 

Our Business Fire Safety teams are at the forefront of executing the Fire Authority’s duty. This involves various approaches: 

Statutory Obligations 

We adhere to legal requirements set forth by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 and the Licensing Act 2003. This includes extensive consultation with relevant bodies such as Public Bodies, County Council departments, District Councils, and Unitary Authorities. 

Goodwill Advice 

Under Section 6(2)(b) of the Fire & Rescue Services Act, 2004, we offer guidance to premises not covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 

Audit Criteria 

Our Business Safety team conduct audits specifically in premises falling under certain categories: 

  • High-risk premises where occupants’ lives are particularly vulnerable in the event of a fire. 
  • Premises with recent fire incidents or arson attacks. 
  • Premises experiencing a high volume of false fire alarms. 
  • Premises flagged due to fire safety concerns. 
  • Premises identified through thematic reviews. 
Remember, compliance with fire safety regulations is non-negotiable. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in severe penalties, including fines or imprisonment. 

Rest assured, any enforcement action taken by our Business Safety team follows a structured approach aligned with the Enforcement Management Model and the Regulators Code.

For matters concerning fire safety in domestic settings not covered by the Fire Safety Order, our dedicated Community Safety teams are here to assist. Visit our safety advice hub or get in touch via our online contact us form.

Stay safe, stay compliant!

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