Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is offering businesses fire safety advice as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council's (NFCC's) Business Safety Week 2018.

The campaign runs to September 16 with the aim to provide those who are responsible for businesses and public buildings, with information and advice to reduce the number of fire incidents and false alarms in the workplace, both of which impact business safety and productivity.

The week encourages all businesses to double check they have taken the steps required by law to protect their business and employees from fire. Advice will also be given on preventing arson attacks, reducing false alarms, and if needed fire safety advice for premises with sleeping accommodation.

Statistics show that in Wales during 2016-17 there were 10,751 fires with 5,936 being deliberately set and the figure for false alarms being 14,791. From these figures, a total of 2,938 fires were recorded to be in Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service with 1,288 as deliberate and the figure for false alarms being 4,754.

For more safety messages, information, advice or guidance during Business Fire Safety week please check the fire service's social media channels and visit its website at http://www.mawwfire.gov.uk