FIRE services are running a campaign to help businesses across Berkshire become a lot safer.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Business Safety Week 2019, a campaign run by the National Fire Chiefs Council from September 9 to 15.

The campaign comes after people's confusion over fire safety regulations and the aim is to make it easier for people to implement.

Tony Deacon, area manager, said: "Fire safety should be at the top of the agenda for any business.

"Many small businesses never recover from the damage caused by fire, so learning the simple measures that can be put in place to make business premises safer from fire is extremely important."

During Business Safety Week, RBFRS will be working with small and medium sized businesses across Berkshire to support them in complying with fire safety regulations.

Tony added: "“Business Safety Week is a great example of how RBFRS can put its Local Safety Plans into action. By working with businesses to promote self-compliance with fire safety regulations, we hope to reduce economic costs of fire for business and local employment.”