Does this information apply to me?
The information detailed below is aimed primarily at the business, commercial & public service sectors who have legal responsibilities in respect of fire safety. It does not normally apply to situations of a personal nature or in a private capacity such as in a private home, garage or car.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 says that:
All businesses must carry out a fire risk assessment. If you employ five persons or more then it must be in a written format. The enforcing authority, or regulatory body, may also require the fire risk assessment to be in written format, if you employ less than five persons, depending on their judgement of risk within the premises.
The person legally responsible for implementing this requirement is called the "Responsible Person".
He/She is described by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, as follows –
The person who has control of the premises (as occupier or otherwise) in connection with the carrying on by him/her of a trade, business or other undertaking (for profit or not); or
The owner, where the person in control of the premises does not have control in connection with the carrying on by that person of a trade, business or other undertaking.
The Responsible Person cannot avoid his/her legal responsibility. The person who fits the above description will hold legal responsibility, irrespective of any arrangements they might make for others to perform their duties, including General Fire Precautions.
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