Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Winter Licensing Campaign 2023

Please see attached communication we have been asked to share on behalf of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).

"GMFRS are writing to invite you to attend a free online Fire Safety presentation to help you understand your legal responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order and to help you protect your business from fire.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is hosting these presentations as part of their commitment to supporting businesses across Greater Manchester.

The Christmas period is a busy one for hospitality premises dates in order to support hospitality businesses GMFRS is pleased to offer you an opportunity a presentation which will be held over two dates highlighting the importance of fire safety and some of the increased risks of fire over the Christmas and new year period.

These online events are provided free of charge and are aimed at people who own or manage pubs, bars and clubs across Greater Manchester.

Please see attached letter for full details and instructions how to book on to the free sessions.

Also included is a short advice sheet with some key information for you to consider to ensure that you are complying with your legal obligations in relation to Fire Safety.

Further advice and information can be found on our website, under Business Fire Safety."

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service winter licensing campaign 2023

Fire Safety Advice: Risks from flammable decorations

Please see the Fire Safety Advice: Risks from flammable decorations letter we have been asked to share with all licenced premises on behalf of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) to raise awareness of the potential fire risk in relation to decorations used to line walls and ceilings in hospitality premises.

Poster for spiking

Dear Licence Holder, Designated Premises Supervisor, Manager,

Please find a Spiking poster from the College of Policing, which is connected to drink spiking. This explains what spiking is, and what to do if you think a member of staff, customer or you have been spiked, and what happens when you’re tested.

Please speak to all your staff, including door staff, about the content of this poster, and display copies of it in appropriate areas inside your venue, for example the toilets and bar area.

Your support will assist with our ongoing work and investigations into spiking incidents.