Virtual video appointments for businesses now available with Fire Safety Inspectors

For the first time businesses are being offered virtual video appointments with Fire Safety Inspectors from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety Team.

With many businesses starting, or preparing to re-open, as lockdown restrictions begin to be eased, TWFRS Business Fire Safety Team want to help support you.

Ian Bell Head of Business Fire Safety at TWFRS said: “With many businesses starting to re-open across Tyne and Wear, it’s crucial that fire risk assessments are reviewed to consider any changes that have been introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring the fire safety systems and equipment have been maintained and in good working order and that staff are informed of any changes that have been introduced in the workplace.

“We have introduced virtual video Microsoft Teams appointments with a Fire Safety Inspector where the businesses can book a convenient virtual meeting, enabling the business to contact us directly using modern technology, while maintaining social distancing.

“Our Fire Safety Inspectors are here to help answer any queries or concerns regarding such matters as: helping to understand the implications that COVID-19 safety may have on the fire safety arrangements of your premises, updating fire risk assessments, maintenance regimes, staff training, fire drills, fire doors and much more.”

To book a virtual video appointment for your business please email

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