Primary Authority Scheme

The Primary Authority Scheme supports economic growth through better regulation and cutting red tape for businesses.

It’s one of the most effective ways for fire safety regulators to improve fire safety standards and support their communities by forming partnerships with businesses, charities and other organisations.

Becoming a Primary Authority partner enables a single Fire and Rescue Service to become your single point of contact for all fire safety regulation advice. It also shows your commitment to working with regulators.

Find out more about the Primary Authority Scheme at

Our Primary Authority Scheme partners

We have been in partnership with national businesses since 2011.

Our current partners include:

  • Sainsbury’s (Fire Safety and Explosives)
  • Bidfood Group
  • Estates and Management Ltd
  • English Heritage
  • Home Group
  • Places for People
  • Hugo Boss
  • Mitie
  • NHS Property Services
  • The Huntercomb Group
  • Community Health Partnership
  • Your Homes Newcastle

Watch Primary Authority Officer Neil Carroll and Sainsbury’s Fire Safety Business Partner Mark Tutton explain the benefits of Primary Authority partnerships:

Get involved

If you think your business could benefit from forming a Primary Authority partnership with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, contact us to find out more:

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You can also contact us by phone: 0191 444 1578