Here you will find advice and guidance on how to keep your business safe from fire.
It’s important every business:
Our principal aim is to make Northumberland a safer place by:
Risk assessment templates
Below are templates provided to help the responsible person to prepare a fire risk assessment. These are intended as a guide only, and may not be suitable for all premises.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service can issue notices; legal documents that place either restrictions or requirements on the person who the notice has been issued. There are three types of notices we can issue:
This requires the responsible person to notify the service of any proposed changes which may increase risk on the premises. They are issued when we consider the premises constitute a serious risk if changes are made. This does not mean the responsible person has failed to comply with the Fire Safety Order 2005.
This is issued where the responsible person has failed to comply with the Fire Safety Order 2005. It outlines the corrective measures the responsible person is legally obliged to complete within a set timescale, in order to comply with the law.
This is issued where the use of the premises may constitute an imminent risk of death or serious injury to the persons using them. This may be a restriction of use, or a prohibition of a specific use of all or part of the premises.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is required by the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 to maintain a public register of notices serviced.
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is required by the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 to maintain a public register of notices serviced. Our enforcement register contains details of the following:
The following documents provide further details about NFRS's cost recovery policy, process and appeals process:
NFRS Policy for Cost Recovery from Unwanted Fire Signals
NFRS Procedure for Cost Recovery from Unwanted Fire Signals
NFRS Appeals Process for Cost Recovery from Unwanted Fire Signals
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