Who is responsible for fire safety in your workplace?

27 January 2017
Who is responsible for fire safety in your workplace?

There is often some confusion over where responsibility lies when it comes to fire safety in the workplace. Employers often assume that the responsibility falls to the landlord of the premises which is only partly correct.

If you run a business and have employees working on site or customers visiting the premises then the responsibility is shared. In fact, according the UK Gov website you are responsible if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • an employer
  • the owner
  • the landlord
  • an occupier
  • anyone else with control of the premises, eg a facilities manager, building manager, managing agent or risk assessor

All of the persons mentioned above ‘must work together’ to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

As part of the responsibilities you must perform a risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly as well as ensure all staff are fully trained to handle an emergency.

We understand that many of the tasks involved can be time consuming and often confusing when trying to adhere to current legislation. We have therefor developed a range of Fire Safety packages which can be tailored to suit your business.

With one site visit we can advise on all aspects of Fire Safety, including staff awareness and training.

With a fire safety package from WJ Fire you can rest assured that your staff and customers are safe and that all current legislation is met. Call us today on 01420 476071 or fill in our enquiry form to arrange a call back.

Source: Gov.uk