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16th April, 2021 - 16:11: 16:11 A crew from Redhill Park were mobilised to a small Fire in Downe...Read more

16th April, 2021 - 14:22: 14:22 Crews from Springbourne, Redhill Park and Christchurch were mobi...Read more

16th April, 2021 - 12:40: 120:40 A crew from Springbourne were mobilised to alarms sounding at a...Read more

16th April, 2021 - 12:20: 12:20 A crew from Bridport were mobilised to reports of a vehicle on F...Read more

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16th April, 2021 - 08:45: 08:45 A crew from Blandford were mobilised to alarms sounding at a Res...Read more

15th April, 2021 - 14.34: Four fire crews are currently dealing with a fire involving two carava...Read more

15th April, 2021 - 09.36: Two fire crews from Bridport and a third crew from Charmouth attended ...Read more

15th April, 2021 - 08.58: A fire crew from Swindon responded to an alarm activation at a residen...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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