In England and Wales, if you're an employer, owner, landlord or occupier of business or

other non-domestic premises, you're responsible for fire safety and are known as the

'responsible person'.

As the responsible person, there are certain things you must do by law under the Fire Safety Order, which is enforced

by your local fire and rescue authority. You must:

The 'responsible person' must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.

You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.

Areas that need to be considered:

emergency routes and exits

fire detection and warning systems

fire fighting equipment

the removal or safe storage of dangerous substances

an emergency fire evacuation plan

the needs of vulnerable people, eg the elderly, young children or those with disabilities

providing information to employees and other people on the premises

staff fire safety training

Help with the Fire Risk Assessment:

PD Fire And Safety Employ Professional Risk Assessors who will visit your premises and carry out your Fire Risk Assessment to keep your Staff,Customers and your Business safe.

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