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Businesses urged to think about their fire risks

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is encouraging the county’s businesses to think about their own fire risks as part of a national Business Safety Week which runs from 5th - 11th September.  
Organised by the National Fire Chiefs’ Council, the aim of the week is to help small to medium sized businesses to work with fire and rescue services to make sure they are complying with fire safety law and reduce their risk of fire.  
Businesses can contact Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service for free, unbiased advice about fire safety including how to keep safe from fire, complying with legislation and completing a fire risk assessment. 
NFRS Group Manager Richard Leighton said: “We welcome the opportunity to continue working with local businesses, supporting them to reduce the risk from fire at their premises through effective fire safety management by providing free practical advice and guidance. 
“A fire at a business premises can be devastating, not just for the obvious physical risks, but for the livelihoods and futures of all those who work there, as well as customers who could be present. 
“A lot of the precautions business can take are common sense and don’t cost a lot but could save lives as well as their premises.” 
Councillor Colin Horncastle, cabinet member with responsibility for the fire service said: “Many businesses made significant changes as they navigated covid lockdowns, and it is important that they continue to stay up to date with fire safety regulations.  
“I would encourage businesses in Northumberland to take up this offer and see how NFRS can support them in reducing their risk of fire.”  
If your business would like advice about fire safety, please contact NFRS: 
Tel: 01670 621140  
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