Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service

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Five Steps to Risk Assessment

Five Steps


How can I find out more about the Fire Safety Order?

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service will regularly update its website – – with information and details about the implementation of the Order. Look under the Fire Safety section. In addition, the site also contains a range of other useful Fire Safety information specifically designed for businesses.

You might like to speak to a Fire Safety Technical Officer who is available 9 am until 5 pm Monday to Friday. They can be contacted on:

Wirral Fire Safety Department 0151 296 4932

Liverpool Fire Safety Department
Belle Vale 0151 296 6620 
Allerton 0151 296 5888

Sefton Fire Safety Department - 0151 296 6721
Bootle & Netherton 0151 932 2514
Southport 0151 196 6677

St Helens Fire Safety Department 01744 616244/0151 296 6570

Or you can contact our Headquarters on 0151 296 4000.

Full contact details including e-mail addresses are on the website.

Information and publicity is also being produced nationally and the Government may distribute this with Tax Returns.

Further advice and support

A series of guides has been produced to help people preparing fire risk assessments; these will give detailed information on risk assessments and other issues. Some of these will be published and available on the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government:

The guides include: (all guides in PDF Format)

1. Animal Premises & Stables
2. Means of escape for Disabled Persons (Supplementary Guide)
3. Offices and Shops
4. Factories and Warehouses
5. Sleeping and Accomodation
6. Residential care premises
7. Educational Premises
8. Small and Medium Places of Assembly
9. Large Places of Assembly
10. Theatres and Cinemas
11. Fire Safety Guides Table
12. Risk Assessment Check List
13. RRO Short Guide to Making your Premises Safe
14. Open Air events & Venues
15. Healthcare Premises
16. Transport Premises & Facilities

A small entry-level guide is also being produced and is available on our website along with links to all of the guides.

Other national websites

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