Education and Engagement Officer, Scott Saunders and Safer Business Training Co-ordinator, Sarah Ford took to the streets of Eastbourne for the launch of National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) UK Business Safety Week 11th-17th September.
The aim of UK Business Safety Week aims to make sure businesses and their staff have the information they need to prevent, protect and respond to fire incidents in the workplace.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Services are asking businesses to:
- Ensure they have taken action to prevent fires in the workplace
- Take action to protect themselves from arson
- Make sure all staff know how to repond appropriately in the event of an incident
- Work with fire and rescue service to reduce the number of false alarms
Armed with leaflets the team from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service visited a variety of business owners, which included cafés, hairdressers, bookshops and tailors and gave them targeted advice and guidance on fire safety from a business perspective.
Local business owners also signed up to the safer business training course, which is a free half-day course provided by East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, which supports businesses by encouraging fire safety and is packed full of valuable information, ensuring delegates are up to speed with current fire safety legislation and how to carry out effective fire risk assessments.
Education and Engagement Officer, Scott Saunders, said: “By working together we hope we can protect your business from the risks of fire. Our visit to local Eastbourne businesses was hugely successful and we’re looking forward to visiting businesses in Hastings later this week.
“East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service can help to protect your business from the risks of fire and we would recommend that you book onto the safer business training course, which is free and packed full of helpful information to help you to reduce your risk of fire, protect your staff, buildings and resources.”
- Safer business training course
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