Where Does the order apply.

Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order

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Who is responsible for meeting the order?

Under the order, anyone who has control of premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems maybe a Responsible Person. 3. 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.

For example, it could be:

The employer for those parts of premises staff may go to.

The managing agent or owner for shared parts of premises or shared fire safety equipment such as fire-warning systems or sprinklers.

The occupier, such as self-employed people or voluntary organisations if they have any control; or

Any other person who has some control over a part of the premises.

Although in many premises the responsible person will be obvious, there may be times when a number of people have some responsibility.