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27th March, 2020 - 08.03pm: 2 fire crews from Chippenham have attended an RTC on Lowden. This invo...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:31: Salisbury were mobilised to a report of a chimney fire. Crews managed ...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:28: Westbury mobilised to smell of burning. After further investigation no...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 20:12: Tisbury mobilised to alarms sounding in residential building. This tur...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 19:33: Redhill mobilised to report of alarms sounding on Wimborne Road in Bou...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 18:14: Swindon mobilised to a report of a small fire in the open, after inves...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 2.41pm: Purse Caundle - One crew from the Sherborne fire station were mobilise...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 1.22pm: Long Dean - One crew from the Chippenham fire station were mobilised t...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.38am: Swindon - One crew from the Swindon fire station were mobilised to a r...Read more

26th March, 2020 - 11.00am: Christchurch - One crew from the Christchurch fire station were mobili...Read more

Fire safety and the law

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to virtually all non-domestic premises.

Often referred to as the Fire Safety Order, or the RRO, it places greater emphasis on fire prevention in non-domestic premises. This includes the voluntary sector and self-employed people with premises separate from their homes.

It also applies to open air events such as sporting events, street festivals, county fairs and other similar activities.

The Order applies in England and Wales. It covers ‘general fire precautions’ and other fire safety duties which are needed to protect people in case of fire in and around most premises.

The Order requires fire precautions to be put in place ‘where necessary’ and to the extent that it is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances of the case.

The Fire Safety Team

The role of the Fire Safety team (also known as Protection) is to enhance safety in public buildings and other premises. We do this through a team of specialist officers, who ensure that the fire safety aspects of commercial building design, and subsequent occupied use, are correctly identified and applied.

We also enforce fire legislation in all commercial premises as far as it applies to general fire safety measures. To achieve this, our staff will engage in activities that include carrying out fire safety audits of premises subject to the RRO.

We will also initiate enforcement action, appropriate to the circumstances, to correct instances of non-compliance where we find it. The options we have are as follows:

The Fire Safety Team also:

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