Primary Authority

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Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice (Primary Authority Advice) on meeting regulatory requirements, including fire safety regulations, through a single point of contact. This enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices and procedures, knowing that the resources they devote to compliance are well spent. Primary Authority is based on legal partnerships between businesses and individual local authorities and / or fire and rescue authorities. Businesses can set up their own partnership or belong to a trade association (or other type of group) with an existing partnership.

What do primary authorities do? 

Fire Authorities that act as primary authorities provide: 

  • Primary Authority Advice to businesses to support regulatory compliance;

  • Inspection plans for a business or the members of a trade association (or regulated group) if required, to improve the effectiveness of visits by local regulators and underpin better sharing of information

  • A valuable resource for businesses, co-ordinators and enforcing authorities, by acting as a key point of contact and source of information. 

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service currently have Primary Authority Partnership with the following organisations:

  • Hydes' Brewery Limited

  • Making Space

  • Onward Group Ltd 

  • Certas Energy UK Limited

If you would like to enquire about Primary Authority Partnerships with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service please contact: fireadviceshq@cheshirefire.gov.uk

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