Latest UK Fire Prevention and Protection Statistics Released

Posted September 26, 2022 by Stanley_Rosa

The latest fire prevention and protection statistics from the UK government show growing numbers of fire safety checks and visits. This signifies better fire safety for homeowners and businesses.
[KENT, 26/09/2022] The latest UK fire prevention and protection statistics for 2021 to 2022 have been released. The pandemic significantly affected the numbers, with a decrease in the number of fires and fire-related deaths. However, citizens are still urged to take extra precautions to prevent fires.

Fire Prevention
Fire prevention statistics show decreased fires and fire deaths due to the pandemic. Home fire safety checks (HFSCs) conducted by fire services have also increased, counted at 443,154 HFSCs compared to the 260,998 in 2020-2021, focusing on visits to elderly and disabled homes to help make their living spaces safer. Many of these services were put on hold during the onset of the pandemic, but are now resuming as more people are vaccinated.

The number of homeowners with functioning smoke alarms increased as well, with a 3% increase from 2019-2020. This is encouraging as it suggests that people take fire safety more seriously. However, only 16% reported testing their alarms regularly.

Fire Protection
On the other hand, fire protection statistics in the commercial and industrial sectors have seen the same increase due to the pandemic. The number of fire safety audits in commercial and industrial premises increased compared to the previous year, but the satisfactory rating decreased from 75% to 65%.

The statistics show that while the number of fires and fire-related deaths has decreased overall, there is still room for improvement in terms of fire safety. Homeowners are urged to regularly test their smoke alarms and conduct HFSCs, while commercial and industrial properties must carry out regular fire risk assessments to ensure the safety of their premises.

Offering this kind of service to businesses is Cleanair UK, a leading air, water, and environmental hygiene expert in the UK. They offer a wide range of services, from Legionella risk assessments and air quality testing to commercial deep cleaning and fire risk assessments. Businesses can then ensure that their premises are up to code and safe for both employees and customers.

About Cleanair UK
Cleanair UK offers water treatment, ventilation cleaning, fire risk assessments, and other environmental hygiene services to businesses around the UK. They are a leading provider of these services, helping commercial and industrial properties to ensure that their premises are safe, cost and energy-efficient, and legally up to code.

Learn more about their services on their website at
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Country United Kingdom
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Last Updated September 26, 2022