Fire Protection Birmingham: As part of the Focus on Enforcement campaign, the Government is urging companies, particularly small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to feed in their experiences of fire safety enforcement by fire safety officers who visit premises to ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order. The Government is also interested to hear where companies get advice on fire safety compliance.
Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said:
“Business owners rightly have important legal responsibilities to protect their employees and customers from the risk of fire. But finding helpful and authoritative advice on what fire prevention and protection measures are appropriate and cost-effective may sometimes be a challenge.
“Determining precisely how best to comply – without giving rise to unnecessary costs – can sometimes be a real issue. That’s why I’m urging anyone who has experienced problems in seeking to comply with fire safety requirements to visit the Focus on Enforcement website and to let us know your views. We know there’s some good practice out there too. So tell us on the website where you have had good advice and support.
“This is your chance to tell us about what works for you – and what doesn’t – and to make sure that, wherever possible, compliance advice and enforcement go with the grain of business aspirations.”