Fire Safety Awareness

September 21, 2017 3:20 pm

Swansea BID was pleased to team up with Mid and West Wales Fire Service to offer BID businesses important safety messages as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) UK Business Safety Week 2017 from 11 to 17 September. The initiative helped to ensure Swansea businesses and their staff had the information they needed to prevent, protect and respond to fire incidents in the workplace.

It was a valuable opportunity to review fire risk assessments and training and to make sure staff recognise the importance of fire safety. By ensuring existing BID business in the city centre are given the most helpful, appropriate fire safety information and access to valuable guidance on fire safety, we can keep our members operating successfully and safely.

As part of the week’s activities, Mid and West Wales Fire Service urged businesses to:

  • Ensure they have taken action to prevent fires in the workplace
  • Take action to protect themselves from arson
  • Make sure all staff know how to respond appropriately in the event of an incident
  • Work with fire and rescue service to reduce the number of false alarms

Mid and West Wales Fire Service can discuss general issues, specific compliance failures, or problems with anyone experiencing difficulties. They also provide information and advice in plain language and take particular care to work with businesses, and voluntary and community organisations, so that they can meet their safety obligations without unnecessary expense.  For more information about UK Business Fire Safety Week, visit or to get in touch, visit