What is Causing the Worrying Rise in Factory Fires?

15 June 2023

Factory fires have increasingly become a cause for concern over the past few years. These incidents disrupt production, jeopardise lives and property, and even ripple through global supply chains.

Identifying the root causes of these fires, understanding their impact, and adopting effective fire risk management strategies are of paramount importance. 

Root Causes of Rising Factory Fires

Factory fires have seen a significant increase due to inadequate fire safety measures. Amid pressures to meet production targets and trim expenses, crucial practices such as regular fire risk assessments often get overlooked, potentially leading to disastrous fires.

Under rushed conditions, minor fire risks can snowball into major threats. Ignoring fire safety measures doesn’t just pose a risk to human life and property, but also impacts business continuity.

This is where Total Fire Group can help. Our team of professionals conduct regular fire risk assessments, identifying potential hazards before they lead to catastrophic events.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment?

Fire risk assessments are comprehensive, covering all areas of fire safety. They scrutinise electrical systems, waste management, storage of flammable materials, evacuation routes, and firefighting equipment.

The Total Fire Group’s approach emphasises preventing fire hazards from taking root in the first place. By identifying risks early, addressing them promptly, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations, fire risk assessments play a vital role in stemming the tide of factory fires.

Impact on Supply Chains

These fires do not exist in isolation. According to the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), factory fires have a ripple effect, disrupting supply chains across various sectors.

When a factory fire breaks out, production grinds to a halt. This disruption isn’t confined to the factory’s walls – it reverberates along the supply chain. Suppliers are left without orders, customers without products, and businesses downstream face sudden shortages.

This cascade of events emphasises the need for consistent fire risk assessments and rigorous safety protocols. Ensuring the safety and resilience of a single factory isn’t just a local concern. It’s an essential link in maintaining the stability of worldwide supply chains.

How Total Fire Group Can Help

At Total Fire Group, we offer specialised services to mitigate these fire risks.

We conduct comprehensive fire risk assessments, issue fire door inspections, and lead fire safety training. We also help factories identify potential fire hazards and recommend effective measures to address them.

Furthermore, our fire safety consultancy provides customised strategies based on each factory’s unique needs and vulnerabilities. This tailored approach means that businesses get the most effective and efficient safety solutions, reducing the likelihood of fires and minimising the impact on their operations.

Harnessing Technology for Fire Safety

At Total Fire Group, we recognise the importance of leveraging technology to enhance fire safety. As a result, we have developed our innovative fire risk management software, Aurora.

Aurora’s intelligent features allow for the straightforward monitoring and management of fire safety protocols. With real-time tracking, it keeps businesses abreast of their current fire risk status, ensuring no potential hazards are overlooked.

With the guidance of Total Fire Group, businesses can ensure their fire safety measures are up-to-date, comprehensive, and in line with the best practices, promoting a safer and more secure industrial environment.

Contact Total Fire Group

Conducting regular fire risk assessments and adhering to safety protocols are crucial steps in mitigating the threat of fire.

Total Fire Group stands ready to support businesses in navigating these challenges. Contact Total Fire Group today, and ensure the safety and continuity of your operations.


We offer our clients a complete fire safety management service, our key services include:

Fire Risk Assessments

Delivering a comprehensive and detailed report on your property.

Fire Safety Consultancy

We can provide a partnership which offers auditing and consultancy services.

Fire Risk Management Software

Manage multiple risk assessment actions with our Aurora software.

Fire Safety Training

Our fire safety training courses cover every level of fire safety, from basic through to advanced.