Business Safety

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is committed to ensuring the safety of the Greater Manchester community through our prevention, protection and response activity.

As an enforcing authority for the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Fire Safety Order) we are committed to working with businesses to ensure that premises are safe. 

We do this through providing advice and information, as well as carrying out inspections.

Fire Safety Law

The law requires the ‘Responsible Person’ to ensure the safety of people in the event of fire.

Fire Risk Assessments

Fire Safety Law and Guidance Documents for Business - Other Languages

Fireworks and Explosives

Information for Particular Businesses

The information sheets provide guidance on meeting some of your key responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order and steps you can take to ensure your business is safe. It is not a comprehensive guide to your legal duties but information about how to access further guidance can be found below.

Information for hospitality businesses (PDF, 299KB)

Information for schools (PDF, 348KB)

Further Guidance

Fire safety law and guidance documents for business (

Covid-19 Fire Safety Guidance

Re-opening advice for hospitality sector (PDF, 299KB)

Fire safety information for care premises (PDF, 299KB)

Covid-19 Protection - National Fire Chiefs Council

Covid-19 FAQs - what you can and can't do (