Fire protection

Fire safety advice for businesses, landlords and other non-domestic premises including schools, community centres and shops.

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Business Fire Safety Awareness Tool

The Business Fire Safety Awareness Tool is an interactive tool to help small business owners understand their legal duties for fire safety in the workplace.

Fire safety regulations

Find out how to comply with fire safety regulations with advice on fire risk assessments and enforcement notices.

Fire safety log book

Download a free maintenance log book to register your safety record, demonstrating your compliance with fire safety legislation.

Fire safety prosecutions and Frequently asked questions

Find information regarding current fire safety prosecutions as well as details of prohibition, enforcement and alteration notices.

Houses in multiple occupation

Find information about houses in multiple occupancy and the license required for landlords of a house in multiple occupation.

How to report a fire safety problem

Find out how to report any premises that you believe are a fire risk or are not following fire regulations correctly.

Reducing false alarms

Find information on how to reduce unnecessary call-outs to commercial buildings.

Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms in rented properties

Why private sector landlords must install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and where to find the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations.

Residential properties over businesses

Find information about fire safety in residential properties over businesses and commercial properties.

Fire safety information leaflets

Range of fire safety leaflets covering barbecues, candles, carbon monoxide, electric blankets, smoke alarms, flooding and more.

Apply for a licence

Highways or business licences such as scaffold, animal feed, skip, crane, weighbridge, petroleum, fireworks or festive licences.


How sprinkler systems work and reasons to install them.

Fire Safety Act 2021 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

The Government have made recent changes to the Fire Safety legislation that Responsible Persons (RPs) need to be aware of.