Campsites are privileged places for holidays and relaxation. Children can play together and make friends, parents can read, make friends or relax on the beach. These places allow, in short, the whole family to decompress each in their own way, but also to have a good time together.
For these reasons, campsites are very popular places in France and are the target of many holidaymakers every year. Indeed, according to an Ifop survey carried out in 2020 in partnership with the National Federation of Outdoor Hotels (FNHPA), 81% of French people said they had a good image of camping.
However, this place, like all the others, can be prone to accidents. That’s why there are many protocols and standards that are supposed to minimize all these risks. Regular checks are carried out in the campsites to check that everything is in order.
In a press release, the FNHPA declares that it has initiated an “entirely new and experimental service concerning the risk of fire”, in partnership with the association Fire Chaser 13. Its operation is intended to prevent the risk of fires in establishments.
In the press release, the federation explains that “an information bulletin is sent to campsites on days that are particularly at risk. Managers are also alerted when there is a fire near their establishment. They can thus deploy preventively the security measures planned for their campsite.”
Aside from that, there are also a number of standards that campsites must adhere to and holidaymakers can be aware of. Guylhem Féraud, former president of the FNHPA, explained to us everything to check in a campsite.