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Better Business for All

Good fire safety management saves lives and protects property


Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is working with other local regulators and businesses across Devon and Somerset to develop a co-ordinated and consistent approach to assisting businesses in meeting their regulatory requirements.

For the Service this means helping business by giving advice and support in managing fire safety within their premises and ensuring that they are complying with the law. We are fully committed to ensuring that people who work in and visit businesses are safe from fire and that business will receive consistent advice and information to ensure effective business continuity.

To help us and other Regulators in providing the correct level of advice and guidance, at the right time and right place, we asked for feedback from business operators through a BBfA online survey.

The results of this survey can be seen here - BBfA Survey feedback

We know regulation can be difficult to navigate so we want to simplify the process and develop better relationships between businesses and regulators.

We are using your feedback to develop 'Better Business for All', to provide a more focused way of working together, that aims to support businesses by making regulations easier to access and understand.

'Better Business for All' (BBfA) is part of a national government initiative to reduce the regulatory burden on business. It is endorsed by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, which is part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

In July 2017 we were named as a key partner in the now award winning Heart of the South West Better Business for All initiative. At the national Regulatory Delivery Awards in Birmingham, the partnership won the Government’s Better Business for All Award. We have been an active member of the team for a number of years and look forward to developing their links to the business community and helping keep Devon and Somerset safe from fire.

Check out what BBfA have done so far by reading the BBfA newsletter




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