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29th October, 2020 - 15:52: Westlea crew attended a 15 year old girl who had become stuck in a bab...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 14:59: Both fire engines from Dorchester Fire Station were sent to reports of...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 12:03: A crew from Poole gained entry to a property where the occupant had fo...Read more

29th October, 2020 - 07:39: 2 fire engines from Chippenham Fire Station and 1 from Corsham were mo...Read more

28th October, 2020 - 7:42 PM : Crews have extinguished a fire involving commercial waste in a skip us...Read more

27th October, 2020 - 5:49pm: Malmesbury - Crews from the Malmesbury and Chippenham fire stations wi...Read more

27th October, 2020 - 06:11: At 06:11 this morning, Fire Control received a call to a smoke alarm s...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 19:23: At 19:23 Fire Control received an emergency call to a bin fire near to...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 17:46: At 17:46 this evening, Fire Control received a call to a fire in a fla...Read more

26th October, 2020 - 17:38: Fire Control received a call this evening at 17:38 to a road traffic c...Read more

Business safety during coronavirus outbreak

While we all deal with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Dorset &Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to support the owners and managers of buildings and businesses. You must be aware of your legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO), and ensure that these continue to be met.

The Service is not carrying out routine fire safety visits during this period; however, please be aware that enforcement and prohibition work will continue.

Advice for Businesses during Covid-19 – Furniture and Fire Safety

Are you one of the many businesses that have been making physical changes to your premises to mitigate the risks of Covid-19?

Chances are you may have moved or even removed furniture to allow extra room between tables, travel routes, and pay points.

Ensure that any furniture that you have moved does not now encroach on an escape route, or obstruct a fire exit for customers or staff.

Any furniture that has been removed from front of house areas should be stored with care – out of sight should not mean out of mind! If storing such items back of house:

(Photos courtesy of Hall and Woodhouse)

Advice to businesses when returning to work

Now businesses are starting to operate again, there are some key fire safety matters for you to consider. This leaflet is designed to provide some helpful assistance.

The National Fire Chiefs Council has also produced detailed guidance to help businesses to protect against Covid 19 – click here to view.

Further assistance

Further guidance on carrying out a risk assessment is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-your-premises-safe-from-fire

If you have a general fire safety enquiry regarding commercial property, please email fire.safety@dwfire.org.uk and the Fire Safety Team will respond during office hours.

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