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, for example a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor.

As the responsible person you must carry out and regularly review a fire risk assessment of the premises. This will identify what you need to do to prevent fire and keep people safe.

You must keep a written record of your fire risk assessment if your business has 5 or more people.