We rent our premises, what is our responsibility for a fire risk assessment?

02 February 2017

We get asked many questions by business owners at our events, this week we were asked:

Q: We rent our premises, what is our responsibility for a fire risk assessment?

A: This all depends on what is stated in the lease agreement with the landlord of the premises; if an employer has part responsibility, by occupying an office within the building, or full responsibility of the whole building.

As an employer, you have the responsibility to conduct fire risk assessments so the areas occupied meet fire safety regulations and maintain the safe working environment for your employees. You must keep written records of your fire risk assessments if your business has more than 5 employees.

You may also need to provide your own fire safety equipment, dependant on what is agreed with the landlord. If you occupy shared premises, you must cooperate with other businesses in the building.

Do you need support with your fire risk assessments?

We can support you on:

  • Identifying fire hazards in your premises
  • Provide risk assessment templates
  • Training for your employees

Why not join us at our next event near you and find out more on how Citation can support your business.

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