Fire safety in the workplace

Fire safety in the workplace

Who’s responsible

You’re responsible for fire safety in business or other non-domestic premises if you’re:

an employer

the owner

the landlord

an occupier

anyone else with control of the premises, e.g. a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor

You’re known as the ‘responsible person’. If there’s more than one responsible person, you have to work together to meet your responsibilities.
The Fire Safety Order also applies if you have paying guests, e.g. if you run a bed and breakfast, guesthouse or let a self-catering property.


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 you’ve identified

put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures

plan for an emergency

provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

You can read about how to make sure your premises are safe from fire

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