Fire safety roles & responsibilities

Fire destroys property and takes lives. While it may not immediately spring to mind as a priority for business owners, its catastrophic consequences mean that mitigating risks is an unavoidable part of managing a business.

As a business owner you have certain legal responsibilities – such as regularly conducting fire risk assessments, having an up-to-date emergency plan and fire alarm testing.

Current legislation requires someone in the business to take on the role of ‘responsible person’. As the employer, this is usually you. You can have more than one ‘responsible person’ in a business.

This person or people must ensure all of those legal duties are carried out regularly, kept up-to-date and all employees are kept informed with key information, such as emergency plans.

It’s quite a bit to get your head around. If you’re struggling to figure out exactly who needs to do what, we’ve put together this handy free guide just for you.

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