Workplace, Community and Business Safety

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service aims to maintain safety across the community. This includes Business Fire Safety and the responsibilities for business operators and owners in keeping staff and customers safe. You can find out what you need to know on our Business Fire Safety page, including information around arson reduction for businesses, employer and employee responsibilities, the regulatory reform (fire Safety) order 2005 and licensing conditions and advice for petrol retailers.

Community safety includes arson reduction, road safety, water safety and advice around bonfires, fireworks and sky lanterns. You can also find out more if you have concerns about young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in deliberate fire setting. You will find all of this information on our Community Safety Page. 

Merseyside Fire & Rescue have worked for many years to reduce fires in the home, and our prevention work is second to none. However, there are still fires in homes across Merseyside which could be prevented by acting on the guidance in our Home Fire Safety page. Here you will find guidance on smoke alarms and how to reduce the risk of fires caused by cooking, candles, smoking, electrical faults and methods of heating your home. This section also contains information for high rise residents and advice about Carbon Monoxide.

If you live in Merseyside, you can phone 0800 731 5958 for free fire safety advice or to request a Home Fire Safety Check visit, where free fire safety advice will be given, including the importance of having working smoke alarms on each level of your home and making sure everyone knows how to escape if a fire were to start.

You can also request a Home Fire Safety Check by filling in an HFSC form.

You can request a Home Fire Safety Check for yourself, a neighbour or relative.

If you are, or you know someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, there is important information on our website on this page Advice for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.