Reducing arson in Knowsley

Published on: Tuesday, 29-April-2014

Firefighters are visiting businesses across Knowsley as part of a new campaign to help highlight fire safety advice and reduce call-outs involving arson.

The campaign commenced on Monday, 28 April and aims to raise awareness that:-

  • As an employer you have a legal duty to carry out a fire risk assessment. Part of this involves ensuring that everyone in your workplace can escape and reach a place of safety in the event of an emergency.
  • Escape routes should be kept clear of all obstructions. The escape routes should lead to a place of safety, normally outside and away from the building.
  • Ensure there isn’t a build-up of combustibles either inside or outside of the building – good housekeeping can prevent fires.

Businesses can request a visit by firefighters to their site by contacting 0800 7315958 or by emailing Fireservicedirect2@merseyfire.gov.uk  Requests for removal of gas cylinders can also be made by businesses by calling this number during weekday office hours.