About us

Welcome to the business safety section of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website. The team based at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Sadler Road, Winsford Cheshire, CW7 2FQ.

The team consists of Business Safety Manager Tracey Carter, Business Safety Advocates Sandra Buckle and Sarah Marshall and Bob Briscoe who works as a volunteer supporting the work the team carryout.

The aim of the team is to help businesses understand their legal obligations under the Fire Safety Order 2005, while also tackling the causes of unwanted fire signals and arson.  We also carryout a programme of Business Safety Reviews, which act as a pre-audit checklist for businesses;  helping you to prepare for official Fire Safety Audits which should help to relieve any anxiety or uncertainty you may have regarding the audit process.

Another key element to the team is engagement with partners, through projects, workshops and community initiatives. Tracey regularly attends chamber meetings to network and spread key messages relating to fire safety and signposts businesses to free advice and support offered by the team and through our website. Under the free templates and tools section on our website you have access to risk assessment guides, log books, maintenance logs and links to other key areas of information. 

Each week the team visit towns and villages throughout Cheshire, Warrington and Halton, targeting communities with a range of initiatives including fire safety, arson reduction and business continuity etc.

We also deliver seminars on a variety of subjects that could assist you and your business, please check the website for details under the events section.

The team also arrange impact days and seminars for Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Halton and Warrington, targeting areas that have been highlighted by Fire Protection teams or actual fires.  Along with the impact days, seminars will be held for businesses and volunteer groups to help them understand the Fire Safety Order and the impact on them and how they need to manage fire safety within their organisation.

Occupiers of heritage buildings, schools, small and large businesses will all be able to seek advice, guidance and information from the Business Safety Team, who will work closely with Community Fire Protection Watch Managers and Technical Fire Safety Officers to ensure that relevant, helpful information is readily available. 

Contact us

Contact the Business Safety team

Local business chambers

We are also active members of local business chambers