Fire safety

Fire risk assessments and fire safety advice

Adur & Worthing Councils provide commercial fire risk assessments and a fire safety advice service. These services are charged at cost, as below:

  • Fire risk assessments start from £385 plus VAT, depending on the building
  • Fire safety advice is charged at £100 plus VAT per hour

For full details and a breakdown of the prices see:

Prices from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025. Prices are subject to an annual increase in April, prices correct as at 1st April 2024.

Commercial Fire Safety Policy:

For a quote please contact:

Fire safety at home

Smoke alarms

The easiest way to protect your home and family from fire is by having a working smoke alarm. You are around eight times more likely to die in a fire in your home if there is no working smoke alarm:

  • make sure you have at least one smoke alarm fitted on every floor of your home
  • test your smoke alarms at least once a month

Make sure everyone knows what to do

  • have a plan for how you'd leave your home if your smoke alarm goes off and make sure everyone in your home knows what it is, including children
  • choose a second escape route, in case the first one is blocked
  • in case you are unable to leave the house choose a room (ideally with a window and access to a phone) to take refuge in - this is particularly important if anyone in your home has any mobility issues
  • make sure children know your home's address in case they need to speak to the emergency services

Further information and advice:

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Page last updated: 02 April 2024

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