Business safety at Christmas

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service's business safety team will be out visiting local businesses during the build up to Christmas and the New Year sales, ensuring they are keeping staff, customers and their shops safe from fire.

Tracey Carter Business Safety Manager advised it is often the case where shops add more goods onto the shop floor during this busy time and also hold extra stock in storage. This often adds risk if blocking fire exits or creates longer travelling distances if excess stock blocks the route of travel out of the building.

During the week of 10th - 14th December the team will be visiting out of town small businesses, supplying business safety packs on key subjects such as arson, fire loading, electrical safety and business continuity as well as signposting businesses to view CFRS website for relevant information. The service will support this campaign by engaging directly with responsible persons/managers and through social media and the website

For more information please contact Tracey Carter – tracey.carter@cheshirefre.gov.uk