The Responsible Person


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that all businesses and organisations must appoint a responsible person. Where businesses operate out from several geographical offices, each building requires its own dedicated responsible person. This person is tasked with ensuring that all necessary requirements and responsibilities, set out in the Fire Safety Order, are met. This includes:

  • Ensuring the Fire Risk Assessment is current
  • Ensuring the appropriate level of fire protection is provided
  • Ensuring that all fire safety provisions are  maintained appropriately
  • Ensuring that a suitable set of fire procedures is in place
  • Ensuring there are suitable, sufficient and accessible fire evacuation exits 
  • Ensuring that all evacuation routes are clear of obstruction, and that all Fire Exit doors open with ease
  • Ensuring that there is sufficient emergency lighting that allows for safe evacuation from the building in the event of total loss of mains lighting 
  • Ensuring that all staff receive the appropriate level of training

Feeling Overwhelmed

The duties of a responsible person can feel onerous and time-consuming. However, it’s possible to delegate some of the responsibilities to deputies, as is defined in the legislation.

We Can Help

Allow a member of our experienced team to take on the role of responsible person within your property. We’ll tend to all issues regarding your fire safety. This includes carrying out a fire risk assessment, training staff, and working with you to ensure that the appropriate level of fire safety provisioning is in place. We will help source suitable, competent service providers where they are necessary.


Our fee for assuming the role of responsible person is based on the size of the property, the number of people there, and other associated complexities.

Contact us today for more information about the work our fire safety consultants carry out.

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