A fire in a premises is potentially the most catastrophic event that could occur. In 2013, the government reported that half of fire deaths in buildings (that were not dwellings) resulted from smoker’s material or cigarette lighters. Generally, fires need 3 things to start :

  • A source of ignition (heat) such as lighting and cooking equipment
  • A source of fuel (something that burns) such as loose packaging materials, waste rubbish and oil
  • Oxygen (air)

Most fires are preventable. Businesses must ensure that a comprehensive set of control measures is in place in order to address this risk.
You can find our recommended fire precautions on our infographic below:

If you would like to train a member of your staff as a fire marshal you can book your classroom training here. If you have any enquiries about this topic please comment below or contact Food Alert on 020 7244 1900 or e-mail enquiries@foodalert.com.






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