Fire safety guidance for businesses

As a Responsible Person, you have a responsibility for the provision of appropriate firefighting equipment and ensure that it is located correctly and in effective working order. Find out more about this equipment.

  • Fire safety log book

    If you own, manage or operate a business, you must comply with the fire safety law. Our Fire Safety Log Book can help you in complying with the law and preventing fire.

  • Reducing false alarms

    If we receive a call from an Alarm Receiving Company (ARC), a response will not be automatically made in most circumstances, an attendance will only be made if a key holder can confirm there is an actual fire.

  • Reducing arson risk for businesses

    The biggest cause of fires in shops and retail premises is someone deliberately starting a fire. Read our advice to help reduce arson in your workplace.

  • Sprinklers

    Find out more about sprinklers and how they can help to keep your business safe.

  • Fire doors

    Find out more about fire doors and how they can help to keep your business safe from fire.

  • Secure information boxes

    Secure Information Boxes (SIBs), also known as Premises Information Boxes (PIB), are secure storage boxes that hold crucial information about a building for the use of firefighters.

  • Fire extinguishers

    As a Responsible Person, you have a responsibility for the provision of appropriate firefighting equipment - including fire extinguishers - and ensure that it is located correctly and in effective working order. 

  • Battery Energy Storage Systems

    Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) advises on best practice safety measures and risk mitigation for the use of Battery Energy Storage Systems.