The Business Safety team

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to expanding the advisory and educational role of the Service in line with government expectations for more information and better regulation.  We believe that by making the business community better aware of its legal obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 it will be safer and less enforcement action will be necessary. 

The Business Safety team provides our local business community with advice and support, to enable owners, managers and other building occupiers comply with their statutory duties under the Fire Safety Order.

Our Business Safety team consists of a Business Safety Manager and two Business Safety Advocates.


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. 

The team also carries out a programme of Business Safety Reviews, which act as a pre-audit checklist for businesses -   helping businesses to prepare for official Fire Safety Audits which should help to relieve any anxiety or uncertainty you may have regarding the audit process.

The team regularly engages with partners through projects, workshops and community initiatives.

Chamber meetings are also attended to spread key messages relating to fire safety. 

Working with local businesses

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.

Seminars are delivered on a variety of subjects that could assist you and your business, please check the events section of this website.

The team arranges 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. 

The Business Safety team also provides fire safety advice to the occupiers of heritage buildings, schools, small and large businesses. They work closely with Fire Protection Watch Managers and Technical Fire Safety Officers to ensure that relevant, helpful information is readily available. 

The Business Safety team provides fire safety, arson prevention and business continuity advice and guidance to local businesses.

Contact the Business Safety team

For more information or to book a visit please contact:

Tracey Carter
Business Safety Manager
Tel: 01606 868761
Mob: 07875 565131

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Last updated: Thursday, 21 September 2023