As a business owner, employer, landlord or manager you need to assume the role or appoint someone to be the 'responsible person' to carry out and manage fire risk assessments at your business premises.
The 'responsible person' 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
Penalties and enforcement
You could be fined or receive a custodial sentence if you don’t follow fire safety regulations.
Local fire and rescue authorities inspect premises and can issue fire safety notices telling you about changes you need to make which could prohibit your business from operating.
If you don’t have the expertise or time to do the fire risk assessment yourself you need to appoint a ‘competent person’ to help, for example a professional risk assessor like ourselves.
Our Fire Risk Assessors are ex Fire and Rescue Senior Officers or have completed a Institution of Fire Engineers Approved Advanced Fire Risk Assessment Course and with over 40 years experience in the industry have an in-depth knowledge of fire safety regulations offering fast, affordable and professional fire risk assessments in the Manchester area.