Fire Risk Assessments
If you are an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises you are responsible for fire safety. You will be described in law as the Responsible Person.
Premises classed as non-domestic are:
- all workplaces and commercial premises
- all premises the public have access to
- the common areas of multi-occupied residential buildings
As the ‘responsible person’ you are required to carry out some important fire safety requirements.
- complete and regularly review a fire risk assessment
- tell staff and/or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, adequate and appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
Everyone by law must complete a fire risk assessment for their business. If your business has 5 or more people it’s also necessary to keep a written record of your fire risk assessment on file.
We can provide help and support with everything you need to meet your legal responsibilities.