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Workplace fires (FOI)

Workplace fires (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 01 November 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many workplace fires has your fire service attended in the last three years? Are workplace fires categorised by location?

If so, please provide data in that manner, eg fires in office building, fires in warehouse and so on. I do not need geographical location apart from the fact that they are in your area.


What were the reasons for attending these fires? Please provide categories for these for example, false alarms, fires in bins from cigarettes, faulty electricals and so on. I do not require anything physical sent to me, data in spreadsheets over email will work fine.



In response to the request for Workplace fires in last three years, we can confirm this number to be:

76 (62 Primary Fires / 14 Secondary Fires).

The types of Non-residential buildings are:

  • Food and Drink — Café / Restaurant / Public House

  • Office — Purpose built / converted

  • Retail — Warehouse / Single shop / Hairdresser / Retail Other / Department store

  • Entertainment — Sport and Social / Library

  • Hospital & Medical care

  • Permanent Agricultural building

  • Private garage

  • Public Building — Governmental

  • Industrial Processing — Recycling plant

  • Warehouses — Bulk storage

  • Utilities — JEC / Water works

  • Education — Primary / Nursery


The causes of fire are:


  • Cooking

  • Fault in equipment or appliance (electrical)

  • Faulty Fuel Supply — Electric

  • Faulty Fuel Supply — Petrol product

  • Overheating equipment or appliance

  • Careless handling — Due to careless disposal of smoking materials

  • Combustible too close to heat source

  • Negligent use of equipment or appliance


  • Heat source and combustibles brought together intentionally
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