Fire safety law starts with your fire risk assessment. Services throughout Milton Keynes, Bedford and the surrounding areas.
You can only be 100% positive of your risks once your fire risk assessment has been completed comprehensively. For instance, if there are any risks identified, the correct measures will be explained and the necessary actions can be taken.
In the list below you can see where the law requires a responsible person for fire safety. However, it is often a responsibility given by default, such as the Managing Director, Head Teacher or Business Owner.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states the requirements of a ‘Responsible Person’ to carry out a Fire risk assessment. It will consider the likelihood of fire, for example fire hazards, and the consequence of a fire, for instance the measures currently in place or required in the event of a fire.
The Law is not applicable in people’s private homes.
The person responsible for fire safety is
You, as the responsible person, must make sure that everyone is safe from fire. As a consequence, your responsibility extends to people, legitimately, on the premises or who are not on the premises but because of other circumstances, might be directly affected by a fire. If you are the responsible person, you or someone appointed by you, must ensure a fire risk assessment is completed. You must determine what the risks are and identify the necessary measures to minimise the risk to an acceptable level.
You have a legal responsibility to make sure your business and employees are protected from the dangers of fire, if you don’t you are non-compliant and, in the event of any incident you are held responsible.