Justin Johnston“Being a business owner or manager means you’re subject to a whole range of regulations, covering everything you do and fire safety is just one of these. Red tape and bureaucracy isn’t our business… but keeping people safe from fire and other hazards is.”

“People often underrate fire risk.  ‘I didn’t think it would happen to us’ is commonly heard by our firefighters after a fire at a home or business.  But what could be worse than losing your building and everything inside it, your equipment, your records, your machinery – and possibly having customers and staff killed or seriously hurt?”

“Our Business Support Plus service is here to help you comply with fire safety regulations by providing an understanding of the law, information and access to a great range of services including a free fire risk assessment tool which will help you make informed decisions about fire safety and create a one-stop-shop for collecting information you need to demonstrate compliance. “

 Chief Fire Officer, Justin Johnston

Business Fire Safety Considerations During Coronavirus Outbreakcoronavirus square image icon

This page will provide you with key points to consider for mitigating fire risk for your business during the pandemic. Click here for more information (mitigating risk).


Macro photo of tooth wheels with COMPLIANCE, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, POLICIES and RULES words imprinted on metal surfaceAn introduction to business safety and the law

This page will provide you with information on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.  Click here for more information (fire safety).


fire assembly pointGuidelines for businesses

This page provides guidance for a whole range of people in business including information for landlords, care organisations, historic buildings, places of worship and much more. Click here for more information (guidelines).


Fire officer showing business owner a fire extinguisherHow we enforce The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

This page will inform you about how we ensure businesses meet The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Click here for more information (safety order).



Emergency fire exit sign and fire in shopping mall.Primary Authority Scheme

From 6th April 2014, fire and rescue services have been able to enter partnerships with businesses, charities or other organisations which operate across more than one local authority fire enforcement area – becoming their key point of contact for fire safety regulation advice. Find out how we can help you here.


Map of Lancashire fire stationsGet in touch with our team

To find out where you closest fire safety office is and other key contact information, click here.



  • An introduction to business fire safety and the law
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  • Arson risk reduction in historic and heritage buildings
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  • Business Fire Safety During Coronavirus Outbreak
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  • Contact your local business fire safety
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  • Enforcement Register Moves to New Location
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  • Guidelines for businesses
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  • Arson prevention
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  • Lancashire Police Arson Prevention Guidance
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  • Fire risk guidance for places of worship
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  • The Licensing Act
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  • How we enforce the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
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  • Primary Authority Scheme
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