Fire service issues plea to businesses on Safety Week

Scottish Fire and Rescue
BUSINESSES IN MORAY are being urged to use their local Scottish Fire and Rescue Service staff to advise them on how they can protect their staff and premises.

Fire and Rescue Services around the country are this week taking part in the UK Business Safety Week.

Coordinated by the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), UK Business Safety Week is a partnership with key stakeholders such as the Fire Industry Association (FIA), Fire Protection Association (FPA), BAFE and the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA).

All the week the message being promoted to business in Moray and throughout Scotland is “Keep it Simple and Safe”, with a series of simple reminders being issued that Scottish Fire and Rescue hope are disseminated at all business premises.

The key messages are:

  • Store stock safely: keep corridors, stairs and exits clear
  • Identify alarm points so you can warn others
  • Make sure doors are closed to stop fires from spreading
  • Place things that catch fire away from things that cause fire
  • Let someone know if you spot fire safety problems
  • Ensure everyone knows what to do if a fire alarm sounds

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We would like to invite businesses to join in this week.

“At this time of year, they may be recruiting additional seasonal staff in the run up to Christmas, or producing and storing extra stock – so it’s a great time to make sure everyone knows SIMPLE fire safety measures to protect themselves, their colleagues and customers, and ultimately their business.

“Local fire and rescue services can and want to help owners to protect their business from the risks of fire – they can find the contact details of your local service at

“The websites of our partner organisations (see links below) also offer advice and information.

“We hope that working together, we can help you to reduce your risk of fire, protecting staff, buildings and resources.”