Fire Marshal Responsibility
As the responsible person you must:
- carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
- tell staff or their representatives about the risks youâ€™ve identified
- put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
- plan for an emergency
- provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training
Youâ€™re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if youâ€™re:
- an employer
- the owner
- the landlord
- an occupier
- anyone else with control of the premises, eg a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, eg if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.
Youâ€™re known as the â€˜responsible personâ€™. If thereâ€™s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.
In shared premises itâ€™s likely thereâ€™ll be more than one responsible person.