West Midlands Fire Supporting Businesses
West Bromwich BID are working closely with West Midlands Fire Services supporting businesses in our BID area. Please see below some information which may assist you as a local business
The West Midlands Fire Service is committed to supporting business to keep them safe from the effects of fire and to ensure businesses adhere to their legal responsibilities under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Good fire safety management is essential to ensure fires are unlikely to occur, when they occur they can be controlled quickly, and to enable everyone in your premise to escape to a place of total safety easily and quickly. A fire risk assessment ensures your fire safety procedures, fire prevention measures, and fire precautions are in place and working properly.
Please take some time to look at the attached links that offer help, support, advice, and signposting to fire risk assessments, fire safety advice and fire safety training.
Safe & Strong Visits
‘West Midlands Fire Service(WMFS)are committed to delivering an excellent service ensuring a safer, stronger and healthier community.
WMFS will ensure that it meets the expectations and statutory responsibilities of the Regulators Code, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and other associated legislative requirements when delivering all protection activities. WMFS will assist businesses to reduce the risk from fire, support them to keep their businesses in business and support strengthening the economy whilst providing public reassurance and confidence. In support of the above legislation the aim of Safe & Strong is to reduce risk and vulnerability by giving generic advice to reduce fires in the Business community. Only specific buildings that have been identified as higher risk of fire. These include offices, factories and shops that are small and not part of a chain. Our vision is to help people and businesses increase Fire Safety awareness through pre-and post-fire visits according to the safe and strong strategy. Pre-and-postfire does mean we target relevant businesses, proactively and reactively.’
WMFS Business Support links e-leaflet below offers advice, support and signposting for businesses on fire risk assessments, finding a fire risk assessor, fire safety training, arson protection, our safe and strong commercial visits, a fire safety audit checklist, and a crime reduction link.
WMFS Fire Safety:
WMFS Fire Safety (BEST) Training:
Fire Kills Briefing Pack:
Business Safety Week 2023:
Fire Kills Campaign, Monthly Briefing Pack, October 2023 – Smoke alarm testing
Fire Kills Campaign Monthly Briefing Pack December 2023 – Electrical Fire Safety
With businesses returning to work, some may require guidance or support in relation to Fire Risk assessments, CLG guides, Fire Safety training, Arson prevention, Crime prevention or general Fire Safety signposting. Please contact the BID Team for more information.