Business Safety

During these difficult times - as we all work together to combat the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is committed to helping your business and your employees remain safe from fire. 

From May 17, 2021, as more venues and businesses - including the indoor hospitality - re-open in England, all businesses should ensure their fire safety measures are adequate and fire protection equipment is appropriately maintained.

Fire Safety Law

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Safety Law and Guidance Documents for Business - Other Languages

Fireworks and Explosives

Information for Particular Businesses

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is committed to ensuring the safety of the Greater Manchester community through our prevention, protection and response activity. As an enforcing authority for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Fire Safety Order) we are committed to working with businesses to ensure that premises are safe - we do this through providing advice and information as well as carrying out inspections.

GMFRS wants to support businesses across Greater Manchester and the information sheets below are intended to assist you in understanding your fire safety responsibilities.

The information sheets provide guidance on meeting some of your key responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order and steps you can take to ensure your business is safe. It is not a comprehensive guide to your legal duties but information about how to access further guidance can be found below.

Fire Safety Information for Schools (PDF, 383KB)

Fire Safety Information for Care Premises (PDF, 299KB)

Fire Safety Information for Hospitality Premises (PDF, 358KB)

Further Guidance

Re-opening advice for hospitality sector (PDF, 299KB)

DEFRA site for further information and advice with regard to business and general waste (opens in a new tab)

Fire safety law and guidance documents for business (opens in a new tab)

Fire safety law and guidance documents for business - other languages

National Fire Chiefs Council - Covid-19 Protection (opens in a new tab)

Government Covid-19 FAQs - what you can and can't do (opens in a new tab)