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Who is responsible for a fire risk assessment?
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, all businesses and non-domestic premises must appoint a ‘Responsible Person’ to have a legal responsibility for fire safety. A ‘Responsible Person’ can include an employer, owner, landlord, or occupier. But ultimately, this person has legal responsibility for the fire safety of a business.
Why use Stallard Kane?
A fire risk assessment must be carried out correctly – it must be both ‘suitable and sufficient’ and must conform to the requirements set out in PAS79 which is aimed specifically at ensuring certain information is recorded. This is a fundamental methodology which must be confirmed to, as a fire risk assessment is a legal requirement, and the consequences of not completing one accurately can include the loss of life, damage to buildings and extensive legal ramifications. If a business fails to comply with the law and keep up-to-date records, it may result in a substantial fine or prison sentence.
We can take on the role of ‘Responsible Person’ for a business, ensuring fire risk assessments will be completed diligently and precisely.