Provided below is a breakdown of the meaning of the responsible person:
- In this Order, “responsible person” means—
(a) in relation to a workplace, the employer, if the workplace is to any extent under his control;
(b) in relation to any premises not falling within paragraph (a)—
(i) the person who has control of the premises (as occupier or otherwise) in connection with the carrying on by him of a trade, business or other undertaking (for profit or not); or
(ii) the owner, where the person in control of the premises does not have control in connection with the carrying on by that person of a trade, business or other undertaking.
Fire Risk Assessment responsibility
It is vitally important that the responsible person for fire safety understands their duties under the law. If you are in any doubt about any fire safety elements on your premises, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be able to advise you and help you achieve compliance.