Farm Fire Safety

We attend hundreds of fires and incidents on farms and smallholdings every year… don’t let your farm be a statistic!

Farm fires can be devastating and good fire safety management could save your life and livelihood. The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 is the fire safety legislation that applies to all farm buildings where people work, including packing sheds, milking parlours and barns.

Further information can be found in the Farm Fire Safety booklet which has been designed to provide fire safety advice for your farm and your farmhouse including:.

  • How to complete a Fire Risk Assessment
  • Arson Prevention Checklist
  • Dangerous substances
  • What to do if a fire breaks out
  • Controlled burning
  • Farm vehicle safety
  • Common Causes of Fires & Extreme Heat Conditions Advice
  • Farm flooding advice
  • What3words (help the Fire Service find you faster in an emergency)
  • Home fire safety

Diversification into areas such as hospitality, retail or holiday accommodation

The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 also applies to those that have diversified into other types of commercial businesses such as holiday lets and farmhouses used for providing bed and breakfast, cafes, farm shops, camping and caravan sites, glamping, wedding or party venues, workshops or factory units.

You can find information in the legislation and guidance section.

Notification and Marking of Sites (NAMOS)

The NAMOS Regulations require the person in control of any site or premises where a total quantity of 25 tons or more of dangerous substances, or 150 tonnes or more of ‘relevant ammonium nitrate mixtures’ are used or stored, or are to become used or stored, to give written notification to both the Fire & Rescue Service and the Health and Safety Executive.

Further information is available  on the HSE website page Notification of dangerous substances and ammonium nitrate on farms (

Complete the electronic notification and marking of sites form

Contact Us or Arrange a visit

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further advice via Ask us a question form or call 01609 780150 and ask for your local Business Fire Safety Team. We also carry out home and business fire safety visits should this be required