Businesses Urged To Train New Staff

This week is business fire safety week in Berkshire.

The Business Fire Safety Week is an initiative by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS). It runs from Monday, September 7 to Sunday, September 13

One reason for Berkshire’s Business Fire Safety Week held in September is that it’s now the time were many businesses in the area take on seasonal staff in preparation of the upcoming holidays.

Many of those often temporary employees don’t have the same level of fire safety awareness as the other employees.

This is a great opportunity for businesses in Berkshire along with their staff to learn about fire safety.

There had been 5561 fires in commercial and retail buildings in the last two years in the United Kingdom. More than 2000 of those fires had been in industrial premises and 1898 fires in house and educational premises.

What’s worth noting is that the cost due to fire damages in the United Kingdom is increasing even with the number of fires itself decreasing.

The head of prevention protection at the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said to the press that it as more important than ever today that businesses go over the fire risk assessment, in particular in the busy periods of the year. Fatalities, injuries and significant financial losses could be prevented.

“RBFRS is supporting Business Fire Safety Week in order to encourage business owners to be extra vigilant and make sure that all fire precautions are taken to ensure a safe lead up to the seasonal period.”, he added.

You can learn more about the business Fire safety week at  If a commercial kitchen is part of your business operations you can also see Ansul fire suppression system for more information.