Keep Your Business In Business
NEW - KYBIB Pack (2012)
Downloadable KYBIB fire risk assessment forms
See also: Keep Your School In Business
This project is designed to provide the best arson/fire/crime prevention advice to small / medium sized businesses, combining Fire Service and Police information in an easy to read format. The latest version of Keep Your Business In Business contains a guide to businesses to carry out their mandatory 'fire risk self assessment' in order to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which was introduced in October 2006 and will be further revised subject to any changes in legislation.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will not only apply to businesses i.e. workplaces, but it will also apply to any premises which includes any place and in particular any workplace, any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or hovercraft, any installation on land or sea and any tent or movable structure.
Therefore, if you are running an event - maybe a pop concert or a wedding reception - then the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 may apply and if it does you will be required to carry out your fire risk assessment.
This is where Keep Your Business In Business can help, as although initially designed with businesses in mind it can be used by other organisations to satisfy the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Subject to availability the hard copy of KYBIB is FREE to all West Midlands businesses (Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Solihull and Sandwell) however there is a P&P cost of £6.00 for the hard copy and £2.00 for the CD. Please note that other Fire brigades including Staffordshire, Hereford & Worcester and Cambridgeshire will also being distributing hard copies in their respective areas.
Again subject to availabity you can request a copy from the WMATF if you are based outside the West Midlands, but a cost of £10.00 per CD and £19.95 per hard copy is also applicable in addition to the P&P charges. The WMATF has tried to keep costs down to a minimum and reminds everyone that you can download it FREE.
All request for hard copies including cheques (to:- West Midlands Arson Task Force) should be sent to:WMATF (KYBIB)
Kingswinford Police Station
Dudley DY6 9HU
The WMATF would like to publicly thank the Arson Control Forum and the Fire Research and Training Trust for funding to initiate this project.
Your Business can play a key role in supporting the police. By remaining vigilant, being security minded and having good security measures in place, you can protect your business against crime and make the work of terrorists more difficult. A small investment in security measures greatly enhances the feeling of security on behalf of everyone and helps protect those around you.
For more detailed information please visit the WMP anti-terrorism web page.
If you have information please call the confidential anti-terrorist hot line on 0800 789 321. Terrorism - if you suspect it, report it.
As you can see from the above seasonality charts it is time to act now to reduce the risk of fire as the risk of an accidental and deliberate fire increases from April to June. Please don't become another preventable statistic!