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Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service

Keeping Your Business Safe From Fire.


Our principal aim is to make Northumberland a safer place by reducing the risks and social-economic costs of fires and other dangers, without imposing unnecessary burdens.

It’s important that every business:

  • knows how to keep safe from fire

  • is informed about safety legislation

  • complies with fire safety legislation

  • completes a fire risk assessment

For more information read short guide to making your premises safe from fire.

If you need any advice on how to keep your business safe from fire, then please contact the fire safety enforcement and risk team.

Due to the UK now following Government guidelines to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, it is possible that building owners, managers, and staff are making changes to how premises are used, staffed, and managed. This could, if not fully balanced, impact on fire safety.


For more information, please click on the links below:

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has implemented its business continuity planning arrangements and many staff members are now working remotely.


We will still be receiving and responding to emails, so if you wish to raise a concern, or if you have a question for us, please email our Fire Safety Protection Team at


Fire Safety Risk Assessment

Fire Safety Risk Assessment templates

These templates are intended as a guide only, and may not be suitable for all premises:

PLEASE NOTE: Please note that using these templates will not automatically guarantee that completed assessments will be suitable or sufficient.

Log Books

We have developed standard log books, which, if used in conjunction with national guidance documents on fire risk assessment, will provide a useful guide on how to assess potential fire risks within your premises. In short, they provide a summary of the fire risk assessment process and provide useful checklists and proformas for recording tests and drills:

PLEASE NOTE: Please note these are examples only. They are provided as a suggestion on how to complete and document your fire risk assessment.

Fire Notices

Below are some examples of fire notices that could be placed at important locations within your premises: