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Responsible Person

Are you the "Responsible Person"?

The Reform Order for Fire is the legislation and guidance for managing fire safety in the workplace, and requires a responsible person to to charge of managing fire safety. Ensuring that the Fire Risk Assessment is carried out and regularly reviewed falls to the 'responsible person', meaning that they must have the expertise and time to carry out an effective Fire Risk Assessment.

If you’re a business owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises, you’ll be responsible for fire safety. and will be the ‘responsible person’.

As the responsible person you must as a minimum:

  • carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly.
  • tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified.
  • put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures.
  • plan for an emergency.
  • provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training .

The responsible person can do the fire risk assessment with the help of standard fire safety advice documents.  If the responsible person does not have the time or experience, they must appoint appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, eg a professional risk assessor.

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