Fire Brigade Strike Guidance

Fire Brigade Strike Guidance

Firefighters in England have recently announced their intention to undertake industrial action from 6pm 31 October to 6pm 4 November. In previous strikes the Fire Brigades Union have indicated that in the event of a major fire they will exempt firefighters from such action if they volunteer to help, however, there may be a delay in their attendance. Please find below a list of actions that organisations should consider during this period:

  • Ensure that all staff are aware of the planned industrial action and actions that they should take in the event of a fire.
  • Review existing fire risk assessments and emergency procedures to decide whether or not additional measures are required.
  • Check that all fire protection and detection systems are fully operational.
  • Review business activities scheduled for this period giving particular focus to high risk risk activities.
  • If possible, reschedule any Hot Work planned for this time.
  • Reduce the risk of arson by carrying out an inspection of existing storage arrangements.

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