Impact Day in Cheshire West and Chester villages

Villages in Cheshire West and Chester, including: Malpas, Farndon, Tattenhall, Waverton and Christleton

Friday, November 17, 10:00 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 (4:00 PM)

Member of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services talking about fire safety to a business owner

On the 17th November we will be engaging with local businesses to raise awareness of fire safety legislation in the following villages in Cheshire West and Chester:

  • Malpas
  • Farndon
  • Tattenhall
  • Waverton
  • Christleton 

Key messages

The Impact Day provides an opportunity for members of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to speak to business owners in village locations.  Key messages will include:

  • Requirements for a fire risk assessment
  • Electrical safety
  • Maintenance regimes
  • Arson prevention
  • Sources of Guidance

Helping local businesses to avoid a fire

While fire legislation places a legal requirement upon employers and responsible persons to ensure the fire safety of their premises, regardless of fire service intervention, we are holding this village impact day to remind people of these responsibilities. 

Local communities rely on small village shops so, if a shop is closed temporarily or permanently because of a fire, this would have a detrimental effect on many lives.

The Fire Safety Order

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or "the Fire Safety Order" came into force on 1st October 2006 and fundamentally changed the way in which fire safety for businesses is carried out and enforced.  It provides a risk-based approach to fire safety in non-domestic premises which allows more efficient and effective enforcement by the fire and rescue service.

Guidance documents

There are a number of guidance documents available on our website which are free to download:

View guidance documents 

Useful links

Last updated: Wednesday 01 November 2017

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Member of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Services talking about fire safety to a business owner