Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Licensed venues in Brighton and Hove offered help to meet fire safety laws


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is offering managers and staff at licensed venues the chance to attend free seminars aimed at making their businesses safer.

Brighton and Hove Business Safety team are holding two events at the Hilton Metropole on 19 November 2014.

Fire Safety Inspecting Officer Amy Reynolds, who has organised the events said:

“Brighton and Hove has some great venues and we know there are lots of responsible business owners out there. We also know that it can be daunting when those managing or working in these venues have to ensure they meet legal requirements. We want to help. After each session, people will get the chance to speak to our Fire Safety Inspectors who can offer information, advice and guidance.”

The seminars will last around three hours and will cover:
  • Fire risk assessments and calculating capacity
  • The impact of fire in licensed venues
  • Partnership working with the Fire Service
  • The Public Safety Licensing Objective
Book your place

The seminars take place on 19 November:
  • Arrive at 10am for a 10.30 start
  • Arrive at 2.30pm for a 3pm start

You can book your place by contacting Brighton and Hove Fire Safety Office on 01323 462 130 or email West.BusinessSafety@esfrs.org

Business Safety and the law

It is now no longer the Fire and Rescue Service's duty to make sure that business premises are safe from fire. Accountability now lies squarely and firmly with 'the responsible person' in all premises other than a single private dwelling.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service works with businesses to help them understand and meet their responsibilities.

When businesses fail to meet legal requirements they can be prosecuted under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

More information – including contact details for local Business Safety offices - can be found on our website: www.esfrs.org/businessSafety/

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