Fire Brigade National Strikes 
Advice to businesses:- 
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a legal requirement upon employers and people with responsibility for premises to ensure fire safety. These responsibilities and safety measures are designed to protect life regardless of fire service intervention. 
Operators of premises which comply with the law should be able to continue their activities unaffected by the dispute 
The fire services will continue to provide emergency fire and rescue cover during any strike though the level of response may be more limited than at other times. 
The 999 system will continue to operate as normal, however our resources may be stretched and there may be a delay in attending automatic fire alarms unless it is confirmed as a fire. 
Please be aware that during strike periods it is possible that attendance times to some incidents may be increased. 
The emergency crews attending may have fewer specialist skills and may not be familiar with either the incident site concerned or local geography. 
Whilst industrial action does not increase the risk of The Fire Brigades’ Union has announced plans for firefighters to strike for eight consecutive days this month as the dispute over pensions continues a fire occurring, your vigilance and good management can reduce that risk. 
The strikes will take place on the following dates and times: 
Monday 14 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 
Tuesday 15 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 
Wednesday 16 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 
Thursday 17 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 
Friday 18 July: 6am–8am and 11pm–1am on Saturday 19 July 
Saturday 19 July: 11am–1pm and 11pm–1am on Sunday 20 July 
Sunday 20 July: 5pm–7pm 
Monday 21 July: 6am–8am and 5pm–7pm 
If you have any concerns please contact training@firewatchsouthwest.co.uk or telephone 0800 783 4171 
Please follow this link for a PDF poster to remind employess to take extra of fire risk within your work place CLICK HERE 
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