Community fire safety

Safety at home

As most fires in the home start accidentally, it’s important to carry out a few simple safety checks. By doing so you can:

  • reduce the chances of a fire starting in your home
  • keep yourself, your family and your property safe from fire

Don’t forget, if there is a fire in your home – get out, stay out and call 999 – don’t try to tackle the fire yourself.

The London Fire Brigade website has more information about safety in the home.

Safety in the community

The London Fire Brigade work closely with the communities they serve to make London a safer place to live, work and visit.

Alongside the work they do with young people, visiting schools and carrying out home fire safety visits they are also responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation as well as being the licensing authority for the storage of petroleum in London.

The London Fire Brigade website has more information about safety in the community.  

Safety at work

If you are an employer, you should make sure you and your staff know what to do to prevent a fire in the workplace and how to escape if a fire does break out.

Would you or your staff know what to do if a fire broke out in your workplace?

Every year, people die and many more are injured in fires at work. The responsibility falls on management to ensure their employees receive suitable and sufficient instruction on fire safety matters. It is strongly recommended that a competent training organisation or person is appointed to deliver fire safety training to staff.

Unfortunately, Tower Hamlets cannot offer this training to commercial clients.

However, commercial training can be arranged via accredited organisations, such as:

The following courses are available

  • Fire marshal/ fire warden training
  • General fire safety awareness training

The London Fire Brigade website has more information about safety at work

For further information

Corporate Health & Safety and Civil Protection Unit
3rd Floor, Anchorage House
2 Clove Crescent
London E14 2BE

Tel: 020 7364 4171 (office hours only)