Understanding fire safety and your responsibilities
If you’re a business owner, employer, landlord, or occupier of non-domestic premises, you could be legally responsible for the safety of your employees, customers or other members of the public who may be affected by a fire at your site.
Across the UK, all non-domestic premises are required to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (in England and Wales), the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, and the Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2010.
The legislation requires the Responsible Person (the person in control of the building) to take steps to reduce the risk of fire, and make sure people can escape safely if a fire breaks out.
As the Responsible Person, you are legally required to:
- Carry out a fire risk assessment and review it regularly
- Inform colleagues about any risks identified
- Put appropriate fire safety measures in place
- Design an emergency plan
- Provide fire safety information and training to all colleagues
We’re here to help
We’ve been helping businesses stay safe and compliant for over 30 years. Our expert engineers can help you with every aspect of fire safety. From assessing the risks, to developing a fire safety strategy bespoke to your needs.
We can also carry out routine user inspections on your behalf to make sure your systems and processes are working as they should be, support your in-house team to carry out and record regular tests and inspections or advise on fire evacuation drills to test your emergency plan, all helping to keep your businesses compliant.