Fire Safety Matters

A professional, qualified and experienced approach for promoting a comprehensive and consistent fire risk management service


Fire Safety Matters is an independent company specialising in fire risk assessments, fire safety training and plan consultation.

It is crucial that you have a fire risk assessment in place, for the safety of your employees and the future of your business. With Fire Safety Matters you can be assured you are dealing with a company with knowledge, experience and integrity. We have many satisfied clients in England and Wales.

Each year people die or are seriously injured as a result of fires at work. Besides loss of life, fire costs UK business millions of pounds, from damage to property, loss of business, fines, compensation claims and insurance premiums. Many fires can be avoided by taking fire precautions. If a fire does break out, the effects can be minimised by having effective controls and procedures in place, as detailed in a fire risk assessment.

In England, Scotland and Wales, rules introduced in October 2006 under the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) replaced most existing fire safety legislation. Fire certificates are no longer required, and greater emphasis is now placed on preventing fires and reducing risk. Anyone who has some control over premises must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire. The regulations apply to all non-domestic premises including some of those listed below:

  • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls and other large public venues.
  • Places of work such as offices, factories, industrial units, supermarkets, shops and shopping centres.
  • Large places of assembly where more than 300 people could gather such as large nightclubs, museums, libraries, hotels, zoos, markets, exhibition and conference centres and sport stadia.
  • Small and medium places of assembly like schools, colleges, public houses, places of worship, village halls, multi storey accomodation and community centres.
  • Public transport buildings such as bus stations, railway stations and airports, taxi stands and facilities.

The Fire Safety Matters service is based in Abergavenny in South Wales. The main geographical regions covered are Mid & West Wales, South Wales and Herefordshire & Worcestershire though other areas can be covered by arrangement. Fire Safety Matters is registered with The Institution of Fire Engineers (G.I.Fire.E) and the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers (M.I.F.P.O).



  • 70% of all businesses involved in a major fire either fail within 3 years or never reopen
  • All businesses employing 5 people or more must have a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment
  • If the local fire and rescue service are called to a fire at your premises and you do not have a current fire risk assessment you can be taken to court and fined.

In order to ensure you do not become a part of these statistics act today and feel safer in the knowledge that you are compliant with the laws.



07734 935426    /    mail@firesafetymatters.co.uk