Business Safety

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.

Information for Businesses

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.

General advice - Fire Safety and GMFRS inspections (PDF, 264KB)

Information for hospitality businesses (PDF, 299KB)

Information for schools (PDF, 348KB)

Further Guidance

The Government produces a range of guidance on Fire Safety which is intended to help you comply with your legal responsibilities – this is available on the Government website.

Fire safety law and guidance documents for business (